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Friday, August 12, 2005


Officials: Khodorkovsky moved because of repair

From Kommersant:

YUKOS former CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky was transferred from the special to the mass cell of Matrosskaya Tishina prison because of repair, the sentence execution authorities announced August 10. At the same time, Group MENATEP head Platon Lebedev had to leave the hospital department of detention facility for the mass cell at Matrosskaya Tishina.

According to officials, there are 13 more inmates in the cell besides Khodorkovsky, though it can accommodate from 18 to 20 people, so the conditions are acceptable. Khodorkovsky will be able to use a TV set and a fridge, provided he owns them, and continue receiving newspapers he has subscribed to, the officials said.

Kommersant found out the detention facility No. 99, which Khodorkovsky had to abandon, is really repaired, though the repairs are minor.

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