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Khodorkovsky's lawyers urge to probe his judge

Khodorkovsky's lawyers urge to probe his judge

Lawyers for jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky have petitioned authorities to open a probe against the judge in his case for passing what they believe was an intentionally illegal verdict.
Last December, Judge Viktor Danilkin added six more years to Khodorkovsky's previous eight-year prison sentence for stealing his company's oil.
The trial of Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, has been widely seen as a political punishment for challenging Kremlin power.
Khodorkovsky's lawyers point to court employees' statements claiming that Danilkin wrote the verdict under pressure from his superiors. They urged the nation's top investigative agency to investigate the judge's action.
Also Tuesday, the Moscow City Court postponed hearings of the verdict's appeal for one week.


Updated : 2021-06-22 17:56 GMT+08:00