Khodorkovsky: The Authorities are Provoking a Revolution

posted 10 Jun 2012, 04:13 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 10 Jun 2012, 05:04 ]
Source: (info), 08/06/12 

· The Courts  · Yukos case 

The authorities are provoking a revolution and undermining society’s trust in state institutions, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, ex-head of the Yukos Oil Company, writes in a petition addressed to Vyacheslav Lebedev, chair of the Supreme Court, requesting a review of the conviction in the second case against him, reports. “Today as never before the eyes of the politically active part of society are turned towards the judicial system. No such understanding of the importance of the law existed in 1991, in 1993, in 1996, or even in 2003. Today people want to live under the rule of law, and for the time being they believe that this is possible without a revolution. But the impression is being created that for some reason it is precisely a revolution that the authorities are provoking, undermining society’s trust in state institutions, in legality, in the possibility of reforms,” Khodorkovsky writes. [Read more]