Russian court extends detention of former Yukos CEO

[JURIST] A Russian judge Friday extended the detention of former Yukos [corporate website] CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky [JURIST Hot Topic; trial website] until May 14. Khodorkovsky was arrested in October 2003 [JURIST report] on charges of fraud and tax evasion. The prosecutor in the case argued that Khodorkovsky's continued detention is necessary because he could flee Russia or put pressure on witnesses if he is released. AP has more. MosNews has local coverage. The Russia Journal provides ongoing coverage of the Khodorkovsky trial and Yukos' related legal troubles.

 

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