I can recall dozens cases of unfair practice throughout the Yukos trial, but this is something outrageous. Now it's in the Russian web press, not paper-based of course... Some reports implied that Aleksanian was initially offered a deal: medical treatment in exchange for his confessions.Thirty-six year old Aleksanian is a former vice-president of the Russian oil company YUKOS. Amnesty International has issued an urgent appeal that people contact Russian President Putin on his behalf. Your messages can be posted here (salutation: Dear President). Blogger Robert Amsterdam has more background.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Vasilii Georgievich Aleksanian is seriously ill with AIDS in Russian state custody, and the government has refused medical treatment while he awaits trial. A Russian reader comments:
Posted by Jotman on Thursday, January 31, 2008