Publications / Stay Motion: Call for Termination of Proceedings

Lawyers representing Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky and Platon L. Lebedev have catalogued a series of severe abuses of the Russian criminal justice system in a new case being prepared against Khodorkovsky and Lebedev, underlined the prosecution’s duty to recognize these abuses as irremediable, and called upon the prosecutors to fulfill their legal obligation to terminate the proceedings immediately. According to the lawyers, the new case against Khodorkovsky and Lebedev was ordered and is directed by high-level Russian government officials acting through prosecutors. The lawyers assert that the case is incurably flawed under Russian law and would be thrown out of court in any country with an independent judiciary.

Read the full version of the Stay Motion here.

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