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11 July 2016

posted 10 Jul 2016, 23:14 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 10 Jul 2016, 23:16 ]
Yukos ex-security chief sentenced to life to be questioned by FSB

The Federal Security Service’s (FSB) investigators will examine former Yukos security chief Alexei Pichugin sentenced to life in prison of masterminding several murders on July 13, RIA Novosti reported on Friday citing his attorney Ksenia Kostromina. The subject matter of interrogation has not been disclosed by investigators, Kostromina added. Earlier, Pichugin was transferred to Moscow from the colony in the Orenburg region, commonly known as the Black Dolphin Prison. According to investigators, a criminal group killed several people between 1998 and 2002, including Petukhov, on orders from former Yukos shareholder Leonid Nevzlin. In 2009, Nevzlin, who moved to Israel in 2003, was sentenced in absentia to life in prison. [...]
Source: RAPSI [8 July 2016]