Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent 10 years in Russian prisons, was abruptly released on December 20 after being pardoned by President Vladimir Putin. He flew from a remote Russian penal colony to Germany the same day.
An associate of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky left a northern Russian jail on Friday following a court’s decision to reduce his sentence to time served, the local penitentiary authority said.
Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday reduced the jail sentence of an associate of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to time served, setting the stage for his imminent release.
Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who flew to Berlin immediately after being released from prison last month, is returning to the German capital after visiting Switzerland and Israel earlier this month.
Former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has visited Israel where several of his business associates from dismantled oil giant Yukos are living, according to media reports Friday.
Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has arrived in Switzerland from Germany, where he had been staying since his release from a Russian jail, his spokesman said Sunday.
Almost half of Russians support their president’s decision to pardon jailed former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an independent pollster said on Thursday.
Russia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a review of past cases against the country’s former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who received a presidential pardon last week after spending more than a decade in Russian jails.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest man, told Russian media that a former German foreign minister proposed he write a formal request to be released from prison.
Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who has flown to Germany after being released from prison on a presidential pardon, has met with members of his family in Berlin, his eldest son said Saturday.
Secret negotiations between the Russian president and former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on his release from jail lasted for years and involved senior German politicians, Russian TV channel Dozhd has reported.
The United States said Friday that it “welcomes” the Kremlin’s decision to pardon former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and other Russian prisoners but expressed concern about the mingling of politics and justice in Russia.
Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was released from prison on Friday on a presidential pardon, said he had asked Vladimir Putin for clemency due to family circumstances.
Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has flown to Germany after being released from prison on a presidential pardon, Russia’s penal authorities said Friday.
A lawyer for jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said Friday that his client had been released after President Vladimir Putin signed a decree pardoning Russia’s most famous prisoner.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he will in the nearest future pardon jailed former Yukos owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a decision that appears to have stunned even the businessman’s own lawyers.
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