Looks like his crime was in supporting democracy and getting a little too popular, thus he was arrested:
“Khodorkovsky also became a philanthropist, whose efforts include the provision of internet-training centres for teachers, a forum for the discussion by journalists of reform and democracy, and the establishment of foundations which finance archaeological digs, cultural exchanges, summer camps for children and a boarding school for orphans. Khodorkovsky’s critics saw this as political posturing, in light of his funding of several political parties ahead of the elections for the State Duma to be held in late 2003.
He is openly critical of what he refers to as “managed democracy” within Russia. Careful normally not to criticise the current leadership, he says the military and security services exercise too much authority. He told The Times:
“It is the Singapore model, it is a term that people understand in Russia these days. It means that theoretically you have a free press, but in practice there is self-censorship. Theoretically you have courts; in practice the courts adopt decisions dictated from above. Theoretically there are civil rights enshrined in the constitution; in practice you are not able to exercise some of these rights.”
Khordorkovsky promoted social programs through Yukos in regions where the company operated, one example being “New Civilization”, in Angarsk, which promoted student government to young adults. The scout program incorporated aspects of student government. Participants from throughout the country spent their holidays organizing student-governed bodies at summer camps.”
Give me a break. Do you think people here don’t know who Khodorkovsky is and that he acquired vast holdings in obviously rigged auctions?
Do you have any association with this or any other NGO? Because you are regurgitating talking points like robot.