- Karinna Moskalenko
Karinna Moskalenko (born 1954 in
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR), is Russia’s leading human rights lawyer[ [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article1957604.ece Kremlin targets champion of hopeless causes - Times Online ] ] , defending, amongst others, Mikhail Khodorkovskyand Garry Kasparov.
She and her team at Moscow’s
International Protection Centrehave won 27 cases against the Russian government at the European Court of Human Rightsin Strasbourg and have more than 100 applications pending.
The Russian Prosecutor-General’s Office is currently seeking to have Moskalenko
disbarredon the grounds of having negligently defended Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of Yukos. Khodorkovsky however has made no complaint. In a statement he has declared himself “fully satisfied” with Moskalenko’s work. [ [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article1957604.ece Kremlin targets champion of hopeless causes - Times Online ] ]
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