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Lawyer: Ill Former Yukos executive freed on bail

Lawyer: Ill Former Yukos executive freed on bail

A lawyer says the former executive of dismantled oil giant Yukos, who was jailed in 2006 and suffers from AIDS and cancer, has been freed after posting a $1.8 million bail.
Vasily Aleksanian faces money laundering and embezzlement charges in a host of criminal cases against Yukos and its jailed founder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Aleksanian is currently in a hospital in Moscow, where he was moved in February while lawyers demanded he be freed from custody because of his health.
The Moscow City Court set bail for Aleksanian this month, with rights groups calling it too high.
Drew Holiner, a lawyer for Aleksanian, said Tuesday that the cash had been raised through private donations. Holiner said guards surrounding Aleksanian's ward have been dismissed.


Updated : 2021-01-17 03:02 GMT+08:00