CONSERVATIVE PARTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

12 October 2018

RUSSIA’S FORMER WEALTHIEST BUSINESSMAN AND POLITICAL PRISONER MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY, WIDOW OF MURDERED RUSSIAN EXILE ALEXANDER LITVINENKO AND FORMER INVESTOR IN RUSSIA BILL BROWDER TO SPEAK AT LAUNCH OF NEW REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was once the richest man in Russia and spent ten years in prison for his opposition to Vladimir Putin’s regime, will speak at the launch of a major new report on human rights in Russia on Tuesday 23 October, alongside Marina Litvinenko, widow of murdered Alexander Litvinenko, and Bill Browder, a former investor in Russia whose lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Russian jail.

The report – titled Poison, Torture, Lies and Repression: Human Rights in Russia Today – will be released on Tuesday 23 October by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission. The report is the result of a long inquiry by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, chaired by Fiona Bruce MP, which held three hearings in Parliament and received written submissions from Russian activists, international human rights organisations and Russian experts.

The launch will take place from 4pm-6pm on 23 October, in Room G32 in Millbank House (near College Green), just across from the House of Lords in Westminster. Media are welcome.

Fiona Bruce MP will give opening remarks, and David Burrowes, former Member of Parliament for Enfield Southgate and a member of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, will chair proceedings. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Marina Litvinenko and Bill Browder, all of whom provided evidence to the Commission’s inquiry, will then speak.

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