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Latest update : 2011-03-23

Khodorkovsky to wait even longer for a verdict as his trial is adjourned

The verdict in the Mikhail Khodorkovsky trial was due on Wednesday. But the court dramatically adjourned the hearing until December 27th, with no explanation to the relatives or supporters of the defendant. Russia's former richest man is facing 14 years in prison, accused of stealing oil extracted by his company Yukos over 6 years. His defence team says the accusations are absurd and insists that he is a victim of a political witchhunt, orchestrated at the highest level.

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2018-04-20 Asia-pacific

Pashtun Protection Movement speaks up against extrajudicial killings

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2018-04-19 Middle East

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2018-04-18 Americas

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2018-04-17 Europe

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2018-04-16 Africa

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