Friday, 24 June 2011

Yukos lawyers launch new parole request

The lawyers of Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s business partner and co-defendant Platon Lebedev have filed a parole request with a court in Arkhangelsk Region.

An earlier request was thrown out by a court in Moscow, but after Lebedev was transfered to serve his sentence in Velsk, northwestern Russia, his lawyers are trying again.

He and Khodorkovsky are set to remain behind bars until 2016 after being convicted in two separate cases related to financial offenses during their time in charge of Yukos, Russia’s biggest oil company in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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