Merkel Condemns Khodorkovsky Sentencing 'Impression Remains that Political Motives Played a Role'

A Russian court ordered six more years of prison time for former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a ruling that drew strong criticism from Germany's chancellor and other leaders in Berlin. They believe the oligarch's trials have been politically motivated.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky: "We have not lost hope and nor should our friends."

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: "We have not lost hope and nor should our friends."

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