http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml;jsessionid=HOTVHLIAEGU55QFIQMGCFGGAVCBQUIV0?xml=/opinion/2007/01/27/dl2702.xml British courts are independent of the government? Don't make me laugh. British court even didn't regarded the case of Berzovsky. There was a well established, well documented episode that mr.Berezovsky stole $15mln. But British government granted to the tycoon a status of political refugee so on this basis 'independent' british court even didn't look at numerous documents and evidences. How it had happened? Mr.Berozovsky that time partially controlled auto-VAZ - the biggest Russian car manufacturer. The plant had to pay local taxes - about $15mln. To do so 2000 car were transferred to the firm that mr.Berezovsky owned. He sold these cars but no one rouble was transffered to the budget of Samara region. Moreover there are documents that show how these money were spent and how mr.Berazovsky was benfited. 'Independent' British court could at least regard this case, arrest a property of mr.Berezovsky and compensate damage. Extradiction itself is not so important. Simply call a thief by his name and that's all. Only after that it would be possible to look at allegation made by British investigators. Have they a firm proof or only suppositions?