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  Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky wounded in prison assault
Khodorkovsky, imprisoned in the camp since October last year, required stitches and was recovering in the infirmary wing of the prison camp in Krasnokamensk, the lawyer said.
Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, was convicted in May 2005 after a trial seen as punishment for his political ambitions and part of a state drive for control of the crucial oil industry.
Khodorkovsky's lawyers have accused the Russian authorities of trying to break the will of their client by incarcerating him in an isolated camp in Siberia, about 4,700 kilometres east of Moscow near the border with China, where it is extremely difficult for his family and lawyers to visit him.
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 KhodorkovskyTrial.com - Press Center for Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Khodorkovsky and YUKOS endowed the Open Russia Foundation, an independent international charitable organization that supports a multitude of civil society programs.
Khodorkovsky was the CEO of Rosprom, an investment company that managed the transition of more than one hundred large manufacturers from the Soviet economic model to free enterprise.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky was born on June 26, 1963 in Moscow.
www.mbktrial.com /about/mbk_bio.cfm   (483 words)

 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Moscow - Rich in Russia . How to Make a Billion Dollars - Mikhail Khodorkovsky | PBS
Khodorkovsky claims the attack is politically motivated, because he has bankrolled the campaigns of opposition party candidates running in the December 2003 parliamentary elections.
Khodorkovsky's longtime partner, Leonid Nevzlin, is a senator in the Federation Council (the upper chamber of the Russian parliament; seats in the Federation Council are appointed).
Khodorkovsky donated $1 million of Yukos profits to the U.S. Library of Congress, and he set up the Open Russian Foundation, with Henry Kissinger as a member of its board of trustees, to donate to museums, hospitals and universities.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/stories/moscow/khodorkovsky.html   (868 words)

 The Epoch Times | Russia's Khodorkovsky Jailed for 9 years, Will Appeal
MOSCOW - Oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, was sentenced to nine years in prison for tax evasion on Tuesday in a trial widely seen as orchestrated by the Kremlin to crush a political rival.
Khodorkovsky and Lebedev were both sentenced to prison where inmates live in barracks with relative freedom to move around within the grounds of the jail.
Khodorkovsky has spent nearly 20 months in jail and Lebedev almost two years, time that will be taken off their sentences.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/5-5-31/29179.html   (732 words)

 Russian London / Profile: Mikhail Khodorkovsky /
Russia's richest man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was arrested in October 2003 when masked and armed members of the security police force FSB stormed his private jet at an airport in Siberia.
Mr Khodorkovsky stands trial in Moscow shoulder to shoulder with fellow Yukos shareholder and business partner Platon Lebedev who was arrested in July 2003 and accused of theft of state property during the 1994 privatisation of a fertiliser plant.
At the time, that arrest was seen as a clear warning to Mr Khodorkovsky not to meddle in the upcoming elections.
www.russianlondon.com /print/21229   (581 words)

 Sobaka :: American Oligarch: The Selling of Mikhail Khodorkovsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Khodorkovsky himself was frequently lampooned by financial analysts in Europe and the United States as an archetypal specimen of Russia's robber-baron capitalism.
Khodorkovsky rose to prominence as the owner of the Menatep Bank, described in the memorable words of two scholars as "the most parasitic of Russia's parasitic banks." Menatep was placed in charge of the sale of the state-owned Yukos petroleum company.
Khodorkovsky and APCO have targeted representatives in practically every field who might be called upon - by Congress, by the media, or by the president - to comment on the Khodorkovsky Affair.
www.diacritica.com /sobaka/2004/americanoligarch.html   (2720 words)

 Mikhail Khodorkovsky Society
Mikhail Zhidkov, a lawyer representing Alexei Pichugin, the Yukos security chief convicted of organizing a series of contract killings and attempted murders, was attacked and beaten in October 2005, the U.S. defense lawyers said, while many representing Khodorkovsky faced attempts to have them disbarred following the collapse of his appeal last year.
Khodorkovsky was sentenced to eight years in a prison camp in May 2005 after a trio of judges found him guilty of large-scale tax evasion and fraud.
Khodorkovsky’s plight may have slipped from the attention of many in the West — the oligarch was arrested in 2003 and charged with fraud, embezzlement and tax evasion; tried in 2004, he was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment in 2006 — but Amsterdam is determined to change this.
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 Mikhail Khodorkovsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Khodorkovsky is considered one of the first of the oligarchs to realise that foreign investment was needed in order to build a global business.
Khodorkovsky supporters believe his conviction and imprisonment grant him the status of a martyr.
Khodorkovsky was charged with acting illegally in the privatisation process of the former state-owned mining and fertiliser company Apatit.
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 Moscow court confirms and effects Mikhail Khodorkovsky's sentence - Pravda.Ru
Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev are currently expected to be delivered to a penitentiary institution.
Khodorkovsky could be released in the summer of 2007, when he finishes serving the first half of his sentence.
It goes without saying that Mikhail Khodorkovsky's followers will stick to their opinion to be able to crack down on Russian authorities in 2008 (the year when Russians will go to the polls to elect the new president).
english.pravda.ru /main/18/88/351/16184_Khodorkovsky.html   (1052 words)

 CNN.com - Khodorkovsky jailed for nine years - May 31, 2005
Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, was charged with fraud, tax evasion and embezzlement in a case that his supporters say is rooted in Kremlin resentment of his funding of opposition parties.
Lawyers for Khodorkovsky and Lebedev argued that none of the evidence has shown the two were involved in alleged crimes stemming from questionable auctions of state enterprises in the 1990s.
Prosecutors had sought the maximum 10-year sentence for Khodorkovsky, who has been incarcerated since his dramatic arrest in October 2003, when his plane was stormed by special forces as it sat on the tarmac of a Siberian airport.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/europe/05/31/khodorkovsky/index.html   (625 words)

 ISN Security Watch - Khodorkovsky to run for office from prison
Khodorkovsky may have swapped the boardroom for a grimy, 15-man cell in a notorious Moscow prison, but he appears determined to keep making trouble for the authorities.
Khodorkovsky, in his statement, said he wanted to show the world that “the current Kremlin regime has exhausted itself and its days are numbered”.
If Khodorkovsky - for whatever reason - is barred from the ballot, it could reinforce the perception among his supporters that he is being victimized by the Kremlin and enhance his popular status.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?ID=12695   (1235 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Ex-Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky calls charges against him 'absurd'
The statement from Khodorkovsky, Russia's richest man, was part of his first full formal response to the charges since he was arrested at gunpoint at a Siberian airport nearly eight months ago.
Khodorkovsky faces an array of charges including tax evasion, fraud and forgery; a conviction could bring a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
Prosecutors say Khodorkovsky and Lebedev were part of an "organized group" that won a 20 percent stake in the company, Apatit, through a scheme involving shell structures that bid for the shares.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040716-0755-russia-oilfight.html   (583 words)

 Reason Magazine - Das Kapitol
One of the symposium's scheduled speakers, Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was unable to attend because he is sitting in a Russian prison cell.
Khodorkovsky, who stepped down as chairman of the Yukos oil company after his arrest, has been charged with tax evasion, fraud and embezzlement.
This is the "deal" Khodorkovsky broke by giving financial support to opposition parties; indeed, there had been rumors that he himself might challenge Putin for the presidency.
www.reason.com /news/show/31989.html   (756 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Focus: Khodorkovsky pays price for reneging on 'the deal'
If Khodorkovsky agrees to pack his bags quietly, they maintain, a way will be found for him to leave Russia with his freedom and at least some of his wealth.
Khodorkovsky was already a leading wheeler-dealer in the dying days of Mikhail Gorbachev's regime.
Khodorkovsky and other insiders snapped up valuable state assets at distressed prices, and when Menatep was laid low in the 1998 crash, he manoeuvred to gain personal control of its prize asset, the oil firm Yukos.
www.guardian.co.uk /oil/story/0,11319,1075817,00.html   (786 words)

 FT.com / Home UK / UK - Khodorkovsky ‘grateful’ for life in jail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the jailed oligarch and a key shareholder of Yukos, the oil group, said the destruction of his company was “the most senseless and damaging” act committed by the Kremlin since Vladimir Putin became president.
Mr Khodorkovsky, once considered to be Russia's richest man with a fortune of $15bn, has been in prison for 15 months since being arrested on charges of fraud and tax evasion.
Mr Khodorkovsky who acquired Russian oil assets when they were privatised in the early 1990s, said he had no intention of taking revenge or becoming “the Count of Monte Cristo” as some of his persecutors fear.
www.ft.com /cms/s/92cdba94-5903-11d9-89a5-00000e2511c8.html   (484 words)

 Georgia Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Judges Hammer Defense's Case
Judges in the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev inched toward the end of their verdict Monday.
The judges' reading of the verdict had appeared to be drawing to a close as they completed their analysis of the evidence presented against Khodorkovsky, Lebedev and the third defendant in the trial, Andrei Krainov, the former head of the Apatit fertilizer plant.
Verdicts in the Russian court system are generally read in three stages: first a summation of the charges, then a consideration of the evidence for each charge, and finally a formal reading of the sentence.
www.templetonthorp.com /en/news951   (824 words)

 RIA Novosti - Opinion & analysis - Mikhail Khodorkovsky's split political personality
Khodorkovsky has repeatedly stated that it was persecution by the authorities that made him go into politics.
Under it Mikhail Khodorkovsky was to be presented as the spiritual leader of Russian young people.
Khodorkovsky pays for services, while Zhirinovsky, as the mass media claims, is paid for services.
en.rian.ru /analysis/20050926/41509053.html   (1059 words)

 Political Persecution of Mikhail Khodorkovsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Paradoxically, Khodorkovsky is sitting in jail but thinks not about his company but of the history of Russia.
On the day of his conviction and sentencing to nine years in prison, Mikhail Khodorkovsky declares his freedom has not been taken and that truth will inevitably prevail.
It was Khodorkovsky's natural interest in politics - including support for liberal parties prior to the 2002 Duma elections - that ultimately stirred the Kremlin's ire.
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 Khodorkovsky Trial Adjourned - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khorodkovsky’s pre-trial hearing at Moscow’s Meshchansky Court on Friday was adjourned for a week at the request of the tax authorities who brought the case, to the surprise of the defence laywers, Reuters reports.
Khodorkovsky’s parents, however, were not allowed inside the court house and waited outside.
Khodorkovsky was detained on October 25, 2003 at a Novosibirsk airport and brought to Moscow, where he was arraigned at the Basmanny Court.
www.mosnews.com /news/2004/05/28/khodor.shtml   (825 words)

 TIME.com: Is an Imprisoned Russian Oil Tycoon the Victim of KGB Tactics? -- Page 1
Instead, the prison experience may be honing Khodorkovsky's credentials as a future challenger to President Putin —; and, say his lawyer and a former KGB man who worked for his oil company, prompting the authorities to resort to some old Soviet tricks to stop him.
Khodorkovsky could be forgiven for feeling like he'd been thrust back into the Soviet gulag: Sentenced to eight years in a Siberian labor camp at Krasnokamensk, Khodorkovsky has been denied access to any intellectual activity.
Khodorkovsky's prison experience turned bloody last Friday at 3 a.m., when the tycoon's nose was slashed with a cobbler's knife by a fellow prisoner, later identified as Kuchma.
www.time.com /time/world/article/0,8599,1186395,00.html   (1107 words)

 Mikhail Khodorkovsky - MN-FILES - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In 1993 Mikhail Khodorkovsky briefly served as deputy fuel and energy minister of Russia.
In 2001 Mikhail Khodorkovsky and a group of other Yukos shareholders established the Open Russia Foundation, which sponsored and implemented a wide range of social and educational programs largely aimed at promoting democratic reforms in Russia.
Following his arrest, Mikhail Khodorkovsky resigned as the CEO of Yukos and was replaced by Russian-born U.S. citizen Simon Kukes.
www.mosnews.com /mn-files/khodorkovsky.shtml   (1096 words)

 TIME.com: 'Putin Reveals His Weakness' -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Khodorkovsky, shortly before his arrest, had moved to merge his company Yukos with another energy company, Sibneft, which would have made it the fourth-largest privately-held oil producer in the world, with one-fifth of the reserves of Kuwait.
Khodorkovsky was not only threatening the siloviki by expanding his share of the oil economy and looking at a major selloff in the West, he was also flexing political muscle and even daring to air his own political ambitions.
Also, Khodorkovsky's father is Jewish, and it's accepted political wisdom in the circles around him that in light of the the prevailing social attitudes, no Jew could win the presidency in Russia.
www.time.com /time/world/article/0,8599,538161,00.html   (1458 words)

 S O V E S T
The key events are as follows: the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the YUKOS CEO (on the 25th of October, 2003) and his partner Platon Lebedev (on the 2nd of July, 2003) and their conviction (on the 31st of May, 2005).
As a background of the process while M. Khodorkovsky and P.Lebedev were on trial the collapse and shameless misappropriation of the “pieces” of the most promising and successful firm in the country were taking place.
The main goal of the group today is to use all legal means insisting that victims of the Yukos case be released from incarceration, and to claim an impartial, open and fair trial.
www.sovest.org /gb/index.htm   (713 words)

 Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky - SourceWatch
Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky (1963-) is a former Communist Youth Leader leader turned Russian billionaire with ties to the Russian mafia.
Khodorkovsky is also a member of the board of trustees of the Open Russia Foundation, which describes him as follows:
Khodorkovsky's tenure at Rosprom convinced him of the critical importance of the right regulatory environment in promoting economic development.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Mikhail_B._Khodorkovsky   (862 words)

 FOXNews.com - Court Finds Khodorkovsky Guilty of Fraud - U.S. & World
MOSCOW —; Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky (search), who was Russia's richest man before the government dismantled his empire, was convicted Tuesday of fraud and tax evasion and then sentenced to nine years in prison following a trial widely denounced as politically motivated.
Khodorkovsky is one of the so-called oligarchs who became enormously wealthy during the murky post-Soviet privatization of state industries in the 1990s.
Khodorkovsky, whose fortune was once estimated as high as $15 billion, has been in jail since his October 2003 arrest when special forces stormed his private plane as it sat on the tarmac at a Siberian airport.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,158124,00.html   (1026 words)

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