Tolerance.ca
Director / Editor: Victor Teboul, Ph.D.
Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations, Tolerance.ca® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Khodorkovsky holds first news conference since his abrupt release

Share this article
Mikhail Khodorkovsky made his first public comments on Sunday in Berlin, following his sudden release from a remote Russian prison camp on Friday. The former Tycoon turned Kremlin critic was freed from a ten-year jail term after President Vladimir Putin granted him a pardon. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) FREED FORMER RUSSIAN TYCOON MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY, SAYING: "When a chief of my prison camp woke me up at two o'clock in the morning, I was told that I would be going home. Then during my trip I found out that it would end in Berlin." Khodorkovsky was convicted in 2003 for charges his supporters say were politically motivated. He had funded opposition parties, questioned state policies, and fashioned himself as a Western-style post-Soviet executive. On Sunday, Khodorkovsky said he had no plans to revive his political career. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) FREED FORMER RUSSIAN TYCOON MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY, SAYING: "I am not going to engage in any political ac

© DailyMotion -


Comment on this article!

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of Tolerance.ca®.
Your name:
Email:
Heading:
Message:
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter