Russia: Khodorkovsky in Chita

Grigory Pasko follows Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev to Chita and the preliminary detention center they are kept at; he writes about it at Khodorkovsky's lawyer's blog: “As of December 2006, SIZO-1 of the city of Chita held around 2000 suspects, accuseds, and convicts, which is three times more than the established limit of places. […] it has already been announced that the trial itself will take place inside the isolator – an unprecedented move clearly designed to ensure that a nominally ‘open’ trial will in fact be closed to the public, which will not be able to gain access into the high security facility.”

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