Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Russia has just shown how much its justice is worth: Khodorkovsky is sentenced again! Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    For the same crime.

    What makes all this so hideous?

    * Oligarchs who looted the collapsed USSR's natural resources and seized power by questionable means imprisoning a businessman and oppositioner for "embezzlement". It's like Hitler sentencing someone for anti-semitism!

    * Sentencing the man for the same crime yet again.

    * Using personal feud to enforce the law.

    * Bribing and bullying of lawyes, judges and the jury.

    * OMON (Russian sadist analogy of Riot Police) beating protesters outside of the court. Most of the protesters were senior citizens or students.


    Russia stinks. It makes me ashamed of it.

    Western governments must push stronger to make Russian authorities release him.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    how the fudge did russia get the world cup?
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    He was one of the biggest Oligarchs of all them all...
    • Political Ambassador
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Meh much worse is the journalist whoshowed up to court with a neck brace unable to move much due to the massive injuries from the beating that was inflicted on him, being tried as a threat to the state.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    It's a shame that Russia is heading in this direction.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    like America
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by the_13th)
    For the same crime.

    What makes all this so hideous?

    * Oligarchs who looted the collapsed USSR's natural resources and seized power by questionable means imprisoning a businessman and oppositioner for "embezzlement". It's like Hitler sentencing someone for anti-semitism!

    * Sentencing the man for the same crime yet again.

    * Using personal feud to enforce the law.

    * Bribing and bullying of lawyes, judges and the jury.

    * OMON (Russian sadist analogy of Riot Police) beating protesters outside of the court. Most of the protesters were senior citizens or students.


    Russia stinks. It makes me ashamed of it.

    Western governments must push stronger to make Russian authorities release him.
    You know what his real crime was? Being critical of Putin. That's the real reason he wound up in jail.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    it's a shame because russia is such a beautiful country and so rich in culture
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Made in the USA)
    You know what his real crime was? Being critical of Putin. That's the real reason he wound up in jail.
    Yes, that too.

    In fact, there is a curious story, about these two guys.

    Back in the mid-'90s, when Mr P was just an officer of FSB, he was inspecting Mikhail's business and found some inconsistencies. He wanted to see the man himself and was given an appointment. However, Mikhail had some very urgent business and kept him waiting for nearly three hours before he left somewhere.

    He never saw inspector P that day or any following day that year. Mr P's pride was said to have been stung that day and made him Mikhail's bitter enemy.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by manic_fuzz)
    it's a shame because russia is such a beautiful country and so rich in culture

    was
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: January 3, 2011
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.