otkaznik (otkaznik) wrote,

Письмо от Владимира Буковского

Originally posted by alex_moma at Письмо от Владимира Буковского
Dear Friends!

Congratulation with our victory. Yesterday Crown Court in Cambridge
has ajourned the hearings to December 12, thus accepting my demand to
allow our libel case hearing to go first (it is scheduled to July 25).
Having my demand satisfied, I have terminated my hunger strike on its
26th day, and together with a group of supporters celebrated with a
glass of Champaign in my garden. I am happy to report that my health
is fine.

This is the time to express my deepest gratitude to all friends and
well-wishers, all supporters and sympathizers many of whom I never
even met before. Our special thanks should go to cat Umlaut whom you
can see on first pages of the Cambridge newspapers demonstrating at
the Crown Court with the Ukrainean flag.

( http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Russian-dissident-Vladimir-Bukovsky-standing/story-29278157-detail/story.html#3 )

Of course, it is only a first stage, no time to relax. Ahead is still
the libel case and, ultimately, the December 12 hearings. But we
proved a very important point: even being dispursed across the world
we are still a force to reckon with.

Lets remember this and act accordingly. Apart from individual cases
where we can help our colleagues, our obligation is to help changing
attitude of the West to the situation in Russia, to defeat typical
Western complacency and their belief in a "good compromise"
with Kremlin's gangsters.

For yours and our freedom!

Vladimir Bukovsky
May 17, 2016
Tags: Буковский

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