Just one week after a political prisoner in China was named the Nobel Peace Prize recipient, the most prominent political prisoner in Russia faces another trumped up sentence.  Energy company executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky is wrapping up an eight-year prison sentence in Siberia but is about to be kept there another 12 years as a sham trial in Russia plays out.  So how did this happen?  Why is Khodorkovsky being treated like a character out of a Solzhenitsyn novel?  What does this case tell us about Vladimir Putin’s Russia?  What do the Russian people think about this?  Will pressure from Sen. John McCain and others make any difference at this latest trial?  We ask Sandy Saunders, the lead U.S. attorney for Khodorkovsky.

 
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