Khodorkovsky Will Not Apply for Parole a Second Time

posted 21 Nov 2011, 11:36 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Nov 2011, 11:38 ]
Source: (info), 08/11/11 

· Yukos affair 

Former head of the Yukos oil company Mikhail Khodorkovsky will not apply for parole a seond time. He considers the ‘system’ has already given him an answer, Khodorkovsky’s lawyer Vadim Kliuvgant said, Echo of Moscow radio station reported. Vadim Kliuvgant said that he believes the very formulation of the term 'second application’ to be incorrect since it is still not clear to the lawyers what happened with the first application submitted while Khodorkovsky was still in Moscow. 

As points out, earlier on 7 November it became known that Segezh city court had ruled that the disciplinary measures against Khodorkovsky for giving a cigarette to another prisoner were lawful. ‘The court refused to rule in favour of our appeal, that is, it refused to accept a violation as a violation. Khodorkovsky has been forbidden to do elementary acts of human kindness, even to give a fellow prisoner a cigarette,’ Vadim Kliuvgant said. [Read more]