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Sunny Hundal is openDemocracy’s social media editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Broken Justice: how Khodorkovsky judge was pressured into verdict

Natalya Vasilyeva is a court clerk and press secretary of Khamovniki Court, the unexpected last-minute venue of Khodorkovsky’s second trial. Disillusioned by “ordered justice” and political pressure, Vasilyeva today broke ranks in a sensational interview. She confirmed what many had already long suspected: Judge Viktor Danilkin had prepared a very different verdict from the one he read out.

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