Mikhail Khodorkovsky: "The authorities are destroying the framework of civil society”

posted 2 Apr 2013, 12:06 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 2 Apr 2013, 12:06 ]
2 April 2013 

Source: HRO.org (info
Statement by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, political prisoner, on the crackdown on NGOs 

“Unprecedented across-the-board inspections of non-profit organisations by prosecutors and police are now taking place throughout Russia. Some of them, of course absolutely accidentally, are even taking place in front of the TV cameras of the NTV state TV channel. For all intents and purposes, these inspections, carried out mostly against human rights organisations, resemble banal intimidation, not only of politicized public structures, which are accustomed to such events, but of everyone who is trying to protect people from bureaucratic arbitrariness." [Read more]