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It is a brave man who is willing to take on the might of the Kremlin, but that is exactly what Bob Amsterdam, of two-partner Amsterdam & Peroff, is doing.
Since late 2003, the Canadian international law and human rights expert has been defending one of the world’s most high-profile prisoners, former Yukos chief executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky, on charges of fraud and theft of state property.
So far the trial has seen threats against several Russian defence lawyers and claims of torture against ex-Yukos executive Alexei Pichugin.
But the charismatic Canadian remains undeterred and has pulled out all the stops for his client, including lobbying the EU for his release.