tycoons Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev "prisoners of
conscience" after a second prison sentence against them was
upheld. "For several years now these two men have been trapped in a
judicial vortex that answers to political not legal considerations,"
Amnesty Europe and Central Asia director Nicola Duckworth
said. "Today's verdict makes it clear that Russia's lower courts are
unable, or unwilling, to deliver justice in their cases."