Watching the World: Khodorkovsky fights back

Remember the former head of OAO Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, imprisoned in Russia’s YaG 14/10 prison camp at Krasnokamensk, Chita, near the border with China? Well, he’s fighting back against the regime that jailed him.For starters, Khodorkovsky has submitted a request to the prison chief asking for permission to do academic work, according to his local lawyer, Natalya Terekhova.Khodorkovsky has two university degrees and has signed a contract to write scientific articles for Khimiya I Zhizn (Chemistry and Life) magazine, Terekhova said.“Logically, the state is interested in having Khodorkovsky engaged in science instead of politics and generating more money,” she ...

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