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Russian Court Cuts Khodorkovsky Jail Sentence

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian court has reduced the jail sentence of opposition leader and former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky by two years, clearing the way for him to walk free in 2014. The Moscow City Court says the decision, announced Thursday, came as a result of recent changes to Russian law regarding economic crimes. Khodorkovsky was arrested […]

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Russian President Orders Review of Khodorkovsky Case

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia’s outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev Monday ordered the prosecutor-general to re-examine the legality of 32 criminal cases, including the jailing of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev. Mr. Medvedev also called on the Justice Ministry to explain why it refused to register the People’s Freedom Party, a group led by […]

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Russian President Orders Review of Khodorkovsky Case

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered prosecutors to review the conviction of jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Monday’s announcement by the Kremlin calls for a review of 32 cases, including those of Khodorkovsky, his business partner, Platon Lebedev, and other Russian citizens. The request follows a meeting last month during which opposition and protest […]

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Khodorkovsky Sent to Unknown Prison Camp

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Jailed Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been sent to a prison camp to serve the rest of his 13-year sentence. Khodorkovsky’s wife and lawyers were not allowed to meet with him before he was transferred to the undisclosed location. Russia has 753 prison colonies around the country. Both Khodorkovsky and his jailed business partner […]

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Russian Court Refuses Khodorkovsky Parole Request

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian court has refused to consider the parole request of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky because it says his lawyers did not supply the necessary documents. Khodorkovsky and his business partner, Platon Lebedev, formally requested parole last week after serving more than half of their 13-year jail terms. But the court says no decision […]

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