All Posts Tagged With: "Yukos"

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Sberbank CEO Testimony ‘Major Victory’ for Khodorkovsky

Sberbank President and CEO German Gref testified for the defense in the case against Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Monday, asserting that the theft the oligarch is accused of could not have happened without his awareness.

Jun 22, 2010 | Continued
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Court Won’t Call Putin as Witness in Khodorkosvky Case

Moscow’s Khamovnichesky Court says that despite testimony that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin admitted that the case against Mikhail Khodorkovsky was politically motivated, it finds no legal basis on which to subpoena him.

May 28, 2010 | Continued
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Khodorkovsky’s Hunger Strike Puts Spotlight on Medvedev

Jailed oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has announced a hunger strike to protest what he says is an unlawful court ruling to extend his term in a pretrial detention center for another three months.

May 18, 2010 | Continued
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Prosecution Rests in Exhaustive Khodorkovsky Case

After thirteen months and fifty-one witnesses, the prosecution has concluded its presentation of evidence in the second court case against jailed oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who will take the stand in his own defense in early April.

Mar 30, 2010 | Continued
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Khodorkovsky Calls Putin to Court

Imprisoned oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, currently in Moscow facing charges in a second case against him, has issued a series of questions that he demands Prime Minister Putin answer directly in court.

Mar 17, 2010 | Continued
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Russia Becomes Last to Ratify Strasbourg Protocol

The Russian State Duma has become the last member country to ratify a protocol to reform the European Court of Human Rights after a three year delay, a decision analysts are saying is likely political.

Jan 15, 2010 | Continued
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Putin: “Here, Thank God, There Aren’t Any Elections”

In a four hour live broadcast on Thursday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin fielded questions from “ordinary Russians” on a wide variety of topics, including his possible aspirations to run for a third term as president.

Dec 4, 2009 | Continued
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Yukos Lawyer Released on Parole – Expert Commentary

Svetlana Bakhmina, a former Yukos attorney whose case raised a substantial public outcry after she was repeatedly denied early release, has been granted parole. translates commentary from Russia’s leading rights experts and civil society leaders on the event’s significance.

Apr 22, 2009 | Continued
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Jailed Yukos Executive Released on Bail

In a rare human rights victory in the Russian prison system, jailed Yukos attorney Vasily Aleksanyan has been released on bail. Aleksanyan, who fell gravely ill in prison, has been struggling to receive better medical attention.

Dec 9, 2008 | Continued
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Public Outrage Builds over Jailed Yukos Lawyer

In part of a growing public sentiment in support of jailed lawyer Svetlana Bakhmina, over 50,000 people have signed an internet petition requesting a pardon from Dmitri Medvedev. translation by

Oct 20, 2008 | Continued