Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Russian Supreme Court Cuts Jail Term for Khodorkovsky by 2 Months

Russia’s Supreme Court issued a ruling reducing the jail terms of jailed former head of oil giant Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his former business partner to 10 years and 10 months at their Tuesday appeal. The decision means that they will be released two months early. Khodorkovsky's term will now end in August 2014 and his business partner Platon Lebedev's in May the same year. The case against the two businessmen became one of the decade’s most high-profile legal cases in Russia and was widely criticized by human rights groups as being politically motivated.


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