"The impression remains that political motivations played a role in this trial...This contradicts Russia's frequently repeated intention to pursue full adoption of the rule of law.""No shit, Sherlock"
Thursday, 30 December 2010
The one hundred and twelfth weekly "No shit, Sherlock" award
This week's award goes to Angela Merkel, as reported in Reuters for stating the obvious regarding the sentencing of former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to six additional years in prison on charges of multi-billion dollar theft and money-laundering meaning that he will serve a total of 14 years in prison and not be freed until 2017.