Down By Law


Mikhail Khodorkovsky knew exactly what he was up against. Visiting Washington in early October, Russia's richest man told a packed meeting at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace how he, his business associates and Yukos — the huge oil company he runs — were being harassed by "the unlawful acts of law-enforcement agencies." Prosecutors were hunting for evidence, raiding homes, offices and even his daughter's school without court orders, he said, while hearings for two arrested colleagues were being held with complete disregard for due process. "All of this is against U.S. law, but it's also against Russian law," Khodorkovsky said....

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