TITLE

Amsterdam declaims Khodorkovsky 'show trial'

AUTHOR(S)
O'Connor, Joanne
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Lawyer;6/6/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 22, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents Canadian human rights lawyer Robert Amsterdam's criticism the judicial process that saw his client Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky sentenced to nine years imprisonment. According to Amsterdam, key witnesses for the defence were not allowed to testify and the defence was not permitted to cross-examine key prosecution witnesses. Amsterdam, of two partner Toronto firm Amsterdam & Peroff, has vowed to fight on and has indicated that the defence will be appealing the result. Khodorkovsky, the former chief executive of Russian oil giant Yukos, has been detained in pre-trial custody since October 2003, on charges of fraud and theft of state property.
ACCESSION #
17334951

 

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