We’ve been told by Alexander Rahr that Genscher has been on a ‘mission’ to get Khodorkvsky freed. Meanwhile, Genscher thanked the German Chancellor for lending “the greatest possible support to his efforts”.
“I think that Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been very unjustly imprisoned by the Russian authorities. ...this is a man who has not offended against the people of Russia. I would say quite the contrary – he is a political prisoner. I have a huge admiration for what he has done.”
“Utterly sickened by jailing of Denis MacShane,” tweeted Labour MP Tom Harris, who describes himself as a ‘Proud Blairite’. He later tweeted “Thoughts are with my friend and former colleague, Denis MacShane, on this awful day. A good man!”