Investigative Committee “Exposé”

posted 6 Apr 2012, 02:19 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 6 Apr 2012, 02:20 ]
Source: (info), 02/04/12 

· Human rights defenders 

Human rights defenders have commented on the statement by the Investigative Committee that Mikhail Khodorkovsky financed civil society organisations whose representatives were participants in the Working Group of the Presidential Human Rights Council examining the second Yukos case. 

“Within the framework of the so-called ‘main Yukos case’, documents were obtained that the civil society organization Open Russia, founded by Yukos, at the beginning of the 2000s provided funding, in particular, to the human rights organisation Memorial, the Moscow Helsinki Group, the Public Verdict Foundation and others.” And according to the Investigative Committee, representatives of these organisations took part in the independent review of the second Yukos case. [Read more]