About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 19:23 - 25 Jul.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Tbilisi Condemns Khodorkovsky Verdict
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 28 Dec.'10 / 12:44

Georgian President’s administration said guilty verdict in the second trial of Russia's ex-oil tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was “mockery” of justice.

“The verdict has once again confirmed the attitude, which the Russian judiciary has towards rule of law; this is mockery, injustice and violation of all the legal norms,” Manana Manjgaladze, the president’s spokesperson, said in a statement read out on December 28.   

“This is a clear example of what methods are applied by the Russian authorities to persecute people like Khodorkovsky. This is the face of justice in Russia,” she said.

President Saakashvili mentioned Khodorkovsky’s case in his speech at the UN General Assembly in September in the context of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's recent key theme - modernization of Russia's resource-dependent economy.

"Modernization without freedom is not sustainable and you cannot hope to diversify and develop your economy when you send your most successful businessmen to the Gulag, like Mikheil Khodorkovsky," Saakashvili said.

Latest News
25 Jul.'16 19:23
PM, Politicians Comment on President’s Allegation of ‘Pressure’ on his Relative
PM ruled out there was a political motive when police searched President’s relative.
25 Jul.'16 15:25
After Meeting Constitutional Court Chair, President Speaks of ‘Dangerous Trend’
President said “pressure” was also exerted on one of his family members.
24 Jul.'16 17:28
GDDG Names Majoritarian MP Candidates in Samegrelo Region
Agriculture Minister is one of the seven majoritarian MP candidates nominated on July 23
24 Jul.'16 13:49
Georgia Sends 39 Athletes to Rio Olympics
It is the largest ever Olympic team for Georgia, which first sent athletes as an independent state to the Summer Olympics in 1996.
23 Jul.'16 19:44
UNM’s Party List of MP Candidates
There are 18 incumbent lawmakers in the list, 13 of them in the top 30 candidates.
22 Jul.'16 18:41
Lavrov Speaks of ‘Right Trend’ in Russia-Georgia Ties
“More common sense is now felt in our relations,” Russia’s Foreign Minister said.
21 Jul.'16 20:41
Prosecutor’s Office Asks Constitutional Court Chair to Provide Details of Alleged Pressure
The prosecutor’s office said it’ll take “relevant legal actions” if Papuashvili provides detailed information.
21 Jul.'16 17:46
PM Says Consultations Still Ongoing on Next Defense Minister
He denied speculation about MP Sesiashvili and minister Kakhishvili being among potential candidates.
21 Jul.'16 15:56
Constitutional Court Chair Speaks of ‘Alarming Pressure’
He claimed that some judges are pressured to either rule in favor of authorities or to drag out verdicts.
21 Jul.'16 11:40
Constitutional Court Rejects Opposition’s Complaint Against Electoral Redistricting
In its complaint, the opposition UNM party claimed electoral boundaries were gerrymandered.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
44