He was held in "inhumane conditions" (otherwise known as Russian prison) and was detained “in a manner more appropriate for dealing with dangerous criminals”. Boo friggin hoo. What did he want, a limo ride to prison? This is Russia. It treats ALL of its arrested criminals like criminals. Khodorkovsky encountered merely the generic conditions, despite his massive foreign PR campaign (all that money has to go to use somehow, right?).
I feel sorry that prison conditions in Russia are rough. I don't feel sorry that Khodarkovsky had to encounter them. I especially don't feel any remorse about him trying to use very generic conditions that all inmates go through to paint a picture of just himself as some sort of extraordinary tortured political punching bag...
Who is the criminal? Khodorkovsky, clearly. Did you not read your source again before quoting it?
Did you actually read my post?
What do you do with the fact that the Russian governement tooked over his business ? =)
And to end the debate, none other than Russia's prosecuter general admitted that russia's legal system is a MESS.
''Russia’ prosecutor general Yury Chaika admitted yesterday that his country’s legal system is a mess that cheats thousands of people of justice every year.'' http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/harrydequetteville/3693621/Russias_legal_system_is_a_mess/
So, all your arguments regarding Russia's justice system are out of the window.
A solid legal system takes a solid socialist government to feed it, and massive amounts of restrictions, and BIG, nay, HUGE government.
Don't get me wrong. The governement has a very important role to play in society. It just that it is a LIMITED one.
Russia is capitalist and free, libertarian. Damn near the definition of capitalist libertarianism (at least it was in the 90s for sure...). It's YOUR utopia, not mine. Russia is the real-life consequences of your economic and political views. Suddenly not as much fun as it sounded?
If you want to be safe, pay more guards. Simple capitalism. Yeltsin understood it full well. The house he owned the whole top floor of is in the courtyard of my house in Moscow. It's surrounded by 10 feet fences with AK-47 - armed guards patrolling the grounds 24/7. The law enforcement's a little lacking and irregular, but hey, that's the price of small government, right? That's the libertarian creed - you are much more capable of spending your money than the government, right?
Again, if Russia had a solid legal system, it would work.
And as I proved you, Russia do not have a viable legal system.
Using your arguments, hey look at africa, there is no governement there, so it's a capitalistic system? It is naive and shows your lack of understanding of how capitalism work.