Imprisoned Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky has gone on a hunger strike to protest the treatment of his business partner, who is being held in solitary confinement, his lawyer Anton Drel told CNN.
A Russian court found oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev guilty of tax evasion and other serious crimes on Tuesday and sentenced each to nine years in prison, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.
Judges in the marathon trial of Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky adjourned after a fifth day of summing up Friday, as the reading of the verdict dragged on so long even his parents left the courtroom.
As Russia's deputy finance minister indicated that the government and oil giant Yukos could reach an agreement to restructure a multi-billion-dollar tax bill for 2000, the Russian prosecutor general Tuesday said that the company may be forced to pay back taxes for other years, too.
The trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky on tax evasion and fraud charges is set to start June 16 and will be combined with fellow Yukos stockholder Platon Lebedev's trial on similar charges, a Russian court has announced.
The trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky on tax evasion and fraud charges is set to start June 16th and will be combined with fellow Yukos stockholder Platon Lebedev's trial on similar charges, a Russian court announced Monday.