Pussy Riot is officially free!!! And shockingly enough, it was the man they were protesting against who is responsible for releasing them from jail! Russian President Vladimir Putin! Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were the two members of the political punk rock girl band who were locked up after staging an anti-Putin demonstration at Moscow’s Christ the Savior [...]
A few days ago, if you'd said Mikhail Khodorkovsky would be wondering around Berlin today, nobody would have believed you. The jailed Russian oligarch was not expected to be part of Putin's pre-Sochi amnesty that freed other, less consequential, prisoners like the members of Pussy Riot. Show More Summary
BERLIN (AP) — After spending 10 years in Russian jails for what many in the West believe were trumped-up offenses, Mikhail Khodorkovsky left prison a free man Friday and immediately flew to Germany.
While the death penalty is off the table, Uganda has still just made homosexual activity a crime punishable by life in jail. The post Uganda Passes New Version Of ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Bangkok, December 20, 2013--A Burmese journalist was sentenced to three months in prison on Tuesday on charges of defamation, trespassing, and "using abusive language," according to local news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the conviction and calls on the court to reverse the verdict on appeal....
After granting amnesty to Pussy Riot and 30 jailed Greenpeace activists, Vladimir Putin ordered the release of former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who has been imprisoned for a decade. Masha Gessen credits Obama’s decision to skipShow More Summary
Following her release from jail, "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood spoke exclusively with Dr. Phil about her excessive drug use. "This is actually my first time on stage sober, so I'm really nervous," Portwood confessed on Dr. Phil's show, in an episode which airs today (Dec. Show More Summary
The body of a British doctor who died in a Syrian jail will be transferred to Britain’s embassy in Beirut on Friday “at the latest”, a senior Syrian official says. “At the family’s request, the Syrian authorities and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are carrying out a final autopsy to find out the [...]
(MOSCOW) — A prominent Russian environmental activist who has reported on the environmental fallout from construction for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games has been sentenced to three years in prison. Yevgeny Vitishko and another activist were declared guilty of “deliberate destruction of property” and handed a three-year suspended prison sentence in 2012. Show More Summary
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Khodorkovsky flies to Germany after release (via AFP) Russia’s most famous prisoner and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Friday walked out of jail after more than 10 years behind bars, immediately flying to Germany following his surprise pardon by President Vladimir Putin. The former oil tycoon was…
Once seen as a key political rival, his release after a decade behind bars reflects current power and confidence of Vladimir Putin. MOSCOW – Jailed Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky walked free Friday after accepting a presidential pardon after ten years behind bars. Show More Summary
Putin Pardons Jailed Tycoon Top News: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the jailed ex-tycoon and Kremlin critic, was pardoned by Vladimir Putin after spending more than a decade in custody. According to Putin, Khodorkovsky requested a release to see his ailing mother. Show More Summary
Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The “Too Big Too Jail” nonsense that surrounds large U.S. banks and their above the law employees has been glaringly obvious and thoroughly documented for quite some time now.Show More Summary
MOSCOW (AP) — Oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who has been pardoned by President Vladimir Putin, left jail after 10 years Friday and left for Germany, prison officials said on Friday.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian penitentiary service says jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who has been pardoned by President Vladimir Putin, has left for Germany.
The BBC reports: Uganda's parliament has passed a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment in some cases. The anti-homosexuality bill also makes it a crime punishable by a prison sentence not to report gay people. Show More Summary
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(MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree pardoning jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the man who has been described as his archrival. Khodorkovsky has spent the last 10 years in prison on charges of tax evasion and embezzlement. Show More Summary