Khodorkovsky Wins Lech Walesa Human Rights Award

The Moscow Times
Friday 27th September, 2013

Mikhail Khodorkovsky is the winner of this year’s Lech Walesa award for human rights. The board of the $100,000 prize said Thursday that Khodorkovsky is being recognized for “courage in promoting civil society values,” building foundations of economic freedom and “unwavering struggle for justice and human dignity.” Once Russia’s richest man, former Yukos CEO Khodorkovsky is serving time in a Siberian penal colony following his conviction for tax evasion and fraud. His case is widely seen in the West as having been orchestrated by President

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