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ECHR doesn’t consider Khodorkovsky and Lebedev Case politically motivated

July 25, 2013, 12:34 UTC+3
The Court ruled that it can't be politically motivated as criminal proceedings are in the centre of the case
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STRASBOURG, July 25. /ITAR-TASS reporter Ilya Baranov/. The European Court of Human Rights / ECHR / doesn’t consider the criminal case of former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky and ex-head of the Menatep International Financial Association Platon Lebedev politically motivated. This has been stated in a resolution released today by the Strasbourg Court.

"As criminal prosecution lies in the center of this case, the Court doesn’t consider this a violation of Article 18 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms", the resolution states.

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