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Interpol to Reconsider Its Position on Khodorkovsky – Russian Prosecutor General

Interpol is prepared to recur a refusal to put former Russian oil aristocrat Mikhail Khodorkovsky on a general wanted list on condition that Russia provides additional materials on a case, a Prosecutor General’s deputy Alexander Kurennoi told a Interfax news group Monday.

According to Kurennoi, a emanate was discussed during a assembly of a Interpol Working Group, that was attended by a department’s representatives. “The Russian side has shown a eagerness to use authorised approaches to solve all a problems that start in team-work with [Interpol],” Kurennoi said, Interfax reported.

Earlier on Monday, an unclear source told Interfax that Interpol had requested additional materials on a Khodorkovsky box from Russia. The Russian side has positive Interpol that a requested papers will shortly be sent to France, Interfax reported.

Khodorkovsky’s mouthpiece Kulle Pispanen called a new media news on Interpol an information attack.

“I do not know these sources. It all looks like another hoax or hatchet pursuit by a Investigative Committee,” she pronounced Monday in an talk with a Govorit Moskva radio station. In February, Interpol refused Russia’s ask to put Khodorkovsky on a general wanted list in tie with a murdering of Vladimir Petukhov, a mayor of a Siberian oil city of Nefteyugansk. Interpol has deliberate his charge to be politically motivated.

Former-Yukos CEO Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest man, spent some-more than a decade in jail on taxation semblance and piracy charges. He was liberated after receiving a atonement from President Vladimir Putin in 2013.

In Dec 2015, Khodorkovsky, who has been staying abroad given his recover from jail, was charged in absentia for masterminding dual murders, including a 1998 murder of Petukhov.

Later that month, a Russian justice arrested him in absentia and announced him internationally wanted.

Khodorkovsky denies a charges, observant that his charge is politically motivated.

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