Mikhail Khodorkovsky: 'If we are capable at all of doing something together, we are duty-bound to do it now'

posted 25 Apr 2013, 00:01 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 25 Apr 2013, 00:04 ]
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These politically driven trials are ludicrous in essence but monstrous in their consequences. I am convinced that in order to have any chance of prompting positive change, all decent human beings –including those from the Russian Presidential Council for Human Rights, the relevant parts of the Public Chamber, civic movements, NGOs engaged in human rights and the legal defence of Russian citizens, and the independent legal community – must take a united position. If we are capable at all of doing something together, we are duty-bound to do it now' - Mikhail Khodorkovsky

- from Mikhail Khodorkovsky, 'On Political Persecution in Russia', [‘Khodorkovsky Publishes Statement on Political Persecution’], Khodorkovsky, 24 April 2013
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