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Foreign Office Minister comments on the result of the Khodorkovsky appeal

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Minister for Europe David Lidington has expressed concerns about the application of the rule of law in Russia on the outcome of Mr Khodorkovsky’s appeal.

Speaking today, Mr Lidington said:

“The failure of Mr Khodorkovsky and Mr Lebedev’s appeal has again highlighted concerns about the application of the rule of law in Russia. The UK believes that Russia’s people are best served by a fair and impartial judicial system which protects the legal rights of all individuals - and ensures international investor confidence.”