What Rule of Law?
Published: December 28, 2010
NYT:s editorial writer is - quite rightly - not convinced that Medvedev will raise to the occasion:
Unfortunately, everything about Mr. Khodorkovsky’s latest prosecution suggests that Russia’s judiciary is still under Mr. Putin’s thumb and Mr. Medvedev’s talk of reform is just talk. Mr. Putin did not even wait for the trial to conclude before pronouncing Mr. Khodorkovsky guilty and demanding a lengthy new sentence.