Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Today, is 14 years as Alexey Pichugin being imprisoned for life. He is an ordinary guy, who was not lucky enough to become the first target in a long-term tragedy called «the Yukos case». He is not guilty and did not admit his guilt, even though I even suggested his to go to an agreement and be released.
The only reason for the continuing abuse is the authoritarian administrative authority system, in which no one wants to say an unpleasant truth to the «leader»: 14 years have passed, but there was no real evidence of Alexeys guilt either or not. Why is this truth unpleasant to Putin personally? Because it undermines his inner self-justification for the decision to smash the company, incur monstrous expenses, to break the fate of people. Sechin, for example, does not need such self-justification. He is like a bad boy from a fairy tale, who is choking by a stolen gingerbread in a corner. Actually, this is the difference between the real man Alexey, who lost something in his soul for 17 years of Putins protégé ruling, and that on, in turn, from something else called Sechin. I wish you patience, Alexey! Your freedom is just around the corner!