19 December 2013, 16:39

Khodorkovsky defense team not aware of anyone asking for tycoon’s pardon

Khodorkovsky defense team not aware of anyone asking for tycoon’s pardon

Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s defense team is not aware of who submitted a request for the pardon of Yukos’ ex-head, Vadim Klyuvgant, the oil tycoon’s lawyer has said.

"He [Khodorkovsky] didn’t ask for it [pardon] and recently we haven’t been aware of anyone doing it on his behalf. We have no such information, although during all these years different people asked for him to be pardoned," the lawyer stated.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be immediately released in case he is pardoned, Vadim Klyuvgant said.

"In fact, there is no any particular procedure. The decree is issued and a person is being released immediately. The President expresses his will by means of the decree and it is to be put into effect immediately," the lawyer added.

Khodorkovsky was jailed on charges including theft and fraud.

Voice of Russia, RAPSI

 

 

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