December 20, 2013
I have been criticized for ‘promoting’ Putin. However, all I have ever done is laud him for his achievements that were laudable, such as persecuting homos, ejecting Muslims and imprisoning criminal Jews.
Now he has pardoned a capitalist Jew criminal, who he’d previously locked up, and I am officially lodging my disgust with this decision.
It was bad enough to not execute this Jew. Now he is freeing him?
Shame, shame, shame.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday pardoning one of his best known opponents, former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, after a decade in jail.
Putin announced unexpectedly on Thursday that he would pardon Khodorkovsky, who was once Russia’s richest man and is seen by Kremlin critics as a political prisoner.
Regional prison authorities said they could not confirm a report by Interfax news agency that he had already been released from a prison colony near the Arctic Circle.
Putin, who appears to be responding to criticism of his human rights record before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics in Sochi, said in the decree that the decision to pardon Khodorkovsky was “guided by the principles of humanity.”
The decree, released by the Kremlin press service, took immediate effect.
Khodorkovsky’s lead lawyer, Vadim Klyuvgant, told Reuters the decree “should be enforced immediately” but said it was unclear whether the former Yukos oil company chief could be freed as early as Friday.