Šiemet bene pirmieji kalėdiniai sveikinimai - nuo Michailo Chodorkovskio/ The first Christams greetings this year - from Mikhail Khodorkovsky:
Dear Prof Donskis,
I am writing to wish you a very happy Christmas and a successful and prosperous 2014.
I hope the upcoming holiday season brings you much joy from meeting with loved ones and friends.
I very much hope that next year I will be able to celebrate the holidays surrounded by my family and friends. I know that you personally are doing a lot for my release to happen in the New Year.
Your constant moral and political support for me during this past year has been of great comfort to me. It is heartening to know that I have friends like you who are willing not only to condemn my treatment but also to shine a light on the deterioration of the rule of law in Russia. As you know, my case is just one of many such abuses of power and authority in Russia today.
In particular I want to thank you for your uncompromising commitment, as ALDE Group coordinator on the human rights subcommittee, to ensuring that the voices of the Russian opposition are heard in the European Parliament. Your example as a democrat and a champion of social justice around the world is inspirational to me and my compatriots.
I hope that the New Year brings you many rewards. But regardless of what it brings for me, I hope too that you will continue to speak out against the deteriorating situation in Russia, and in favour of a European future for my country, founded on European values.
Allow me to express once more my deepest gratitude for your solidarity.
Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky
11/12/2013 09:16 - facebook