Former president of the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEFJ), Patrick Klugman is a lawyer, representative of the Geneva Pact from France, member of the Direction Committee of the Representative Council of the French Jewish Institutions (CRIF), and member of the National Committee of SOS-Racism of which he is the spokesman for anti-Semitism matters.
On September 14, Michael Kodorkovski appealed his 9-year sentence in prison. It was not a surprise that the Russian press, controlled by the government, expressed its satisfaction for such a sentence to satisfy an irritated opinion. It is a pity that in France and Europe the matter has been silenced. It is true that it would have been easier to defend a personality less wealthy and honest than Michael Khodorkovski, but if democracy in Russia is to be safeguarded, this man has to be (...)