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New York City Bar Association Makes Demand On Russia’s Putin

Several groups, including the Association of the Bar of the City of New York …, have written to Mr. Putin and the Russian prosecutor general’s office demanding that Ms. Bakhmina [a corporate attorney for the Russian oil company, Yukos] be released and put under house arrest. “It wasn’t only denial of due process” that prompted the New York City bar association to write on her behalf, said Martin S. Flaherty, chairman of the group’s committee on international human rights and a professor at Fordham Law School, in a telephone interview. “We understand she was also denied medical treatment and roughed up in prison.”


The New York Times
March 29, 2005