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Khodorkovsky's 2nd Column

The New Times weekly published Monday the second installment of a column buy jailed former Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky dedicated to inmates he has gotten to know during his six-year stay in prison.

The new story describes a 22-year-old man identified as Alexei, who is serving a sentence for child abuse. Khodorkovsky writes that the man is a victim of a show campaign against pedophiles and was only jailed because his fiance was underage.


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