Arbitrary power of the state

Published Mon 15 October 2007 00:48 (+1300)

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has voiced concern about Russia's direction by saying too much power is concentrated within the Kremlin.

Earlier she met human rights activists and said she wanted to help them build institutions to protect people from the “arbitrary power of the state”.

Afterwards she told reporters: “I think that there is too much concentration of power in the Kremlin. Everybody has doubts about the full independence of the judiciary.”

yeeaah… about that…