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    MOSCOW, December 26 (RIA Novosti) - The Council of the Moscow Chamber of Attorneys has decided not to disbar a lawyer for jailed Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky, ending disciplinary proceeding against the attorney that were launched by the administration of the penal colony where Khodorkovsky is serving out his prison term.

    The colony authorities accused Albert Mkrtychev of breaching lawyer and criminal codes by carrying confidential documents.

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