Latest Robert Amsterdam Stories

2011-06-21 08:32:00

LONDON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A lawyer representing Thailand's Red Shirt pro-democracy movement has criticized a move by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to hold an election campaign rally at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok, the site of mass killings of protesters by the Army in May 2010. "It's not only a profound insult to the victims and survivors, Prime Minister Abhisit is flaunting his denial of responsibility for this atrocity in an attempt to provoke Red Shirts...

2011-05-31 07:56:00

LONDON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an interview published on 28th May in the Thai newspaper Khao Sod, the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Suthep Thaugsuban, issued a series of strongly-worded statements against the London-based international lawyer Robert Amsterdam, who, acting on behalf of the Red Shirt pro-democracy movement, seeks justice for the killings of protesters during the government crackdown during April and May 2010. "I want Thai people to remember this name...

2009-06-25 09:50:00

MADRID, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking White Paper documenting the case of Venezuelan political prisoner Eligio Cedeno was released today by his legal defense team. "Bolivarian Rule of Lawlessness" details the campaign of persecution against Mr. Cedeno and outlines the determined effort of President Hugo Chavez's government to subvert the judiciary and use the courts as political instruments against opponents. The debut of this report coincides with the filing of a complaint...

2009-03-26 11:29:00

International legal expert Robert Amsterdam joins Nigerian defense team to challenge accusations against el-Rufai LONDON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Nasir El-Rufai, a popular Nigerian reformer who has faced nearly two years of investigations from trumped-up, politically-motivated charges has announced the retention of the well-known international lawyer Robert Amsterdam, of Amsterdam & Peroff. Mr. Amsterdam has a broad mandate to mount a vigorous legal defense of El-Rufai's reputation,...

2005-09-23 02:13:15

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An international lawyer for billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Friday that authorities had revoked his visa and told him to leave Russia, hours after the jailed tycoon lost his appeal against a fraud conviction. A Moscow court on Thursday night threw out Khodorkovsky's appeal against his conviction for fraud and tax evasion though they reduced his jail sentence by one year to 8 years. Robert Amsterdam, a Canadian lawyer who has been an outspoken critic of the...

2005-09-14 04:53:32

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court began hearing an appeal on Wednesday by jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky against his conviction for tax evasion and fraud amid speculation it would be quickly rejected. Khodorkovsky, 42, and his business partner and co-accused Platon Lebedev were brought under heavy guard to the courtroom in north-east Moscow suburb, that was ringed by OMON special forces. Khodorkovsky, who built up the oil giant YUKOS and was once Russia's...

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