Prosecutor General’s office found signs of extremism in the words of former head of YUKOS Mikhail Khodorkovsky said yesterday during a press conference. A recording of his speech directed to the Investigation Committee to verify, as reported December 10, the official website of the Agency.
Officials claim that Khodorkovsky has «publicly called for regime change in the Russian Federation through the revolution», made «false statements about repression and illegitimacy of the current legislation,» and in addition «offered to sabotage the laws.»
«The actions Khodorkovsky are extremist in nature and require the carrying out the procedural verification in accordance with article 144 of the code, because they contain characteristics of public appeals to violent change of the constitutional order of the Russian Federation. In connection with the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Vladimir Malinovsky has decided to send the audit materials to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the decision of a question on criminal prosecution of Khodorkovsky on the facts of the revealed violations of the law,» according to the website of the Prosecutor General.
Previously, the movement «Intimidad», created to counter the mass, appealed to law enforcement bodies with the request to give a legal assessment of the statements of Khodorkovsky. According to representatives of movement, speech, public figure with appeals to overthrow the constitutional order and mass riots, says the site NEWSru.com.
Recall that last Wednesday, Khodorkovsky gave a press conference, which outlined his vision of Russia’s future: «I can see Russia a legal state, with independent courts and an independent Parliament. Russia needs a strong and independent government. Russia needs a President who without the subterfuge will forever leave his post after two terms».
Ex-head of Yukos also called for bringing the country out of isolation and regime change. He argued that in Russia there was a «unconstitutional coup» and adopted repressive laws «Return to the legal field in this situation is revolution it. To make a revolution of peace is our common objective» said Khodorkovsky, promising that his side will do their best.