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Russia | 14.02.2011

Moscow court aide says judge pressured over Khodorkovsky verdict

The judge who issued a guilty verdict to former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky over oil theft and money laundering charges was pressured from above, a former aide to the judge said Monday.

A former senior assistant to the Moscow judge who recently found Mikhail Khodorkovsky guilty of oil theft and money laundering says the verdict against the oil tycoon was pre-formulated and ordered from above.
Natalya Vasilyeva, who had worked as an aide to Judge Viktor Danilkin, said her former superior received instructions by telephone from higher Moscow court officials during Khodorkovsky's trial at Khamovniki district court.
Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, was eventually sentenced to 13.5 years by Danilkin in December of last year. His lawyers commented after the trial that the judge's conclusions were nearly identical to the demands of the prosecution.
Vasilyeva, who is also a spokeswoman for the Khamovniki district court, told liberal website gazeta.ru that the verdict was imposed upon the judge when it became clear that top Russian officials did not think his own ruling would be tough enough.
"Danilkin started to write the verdict. I suspect that what was in that verdict did not please the higher instance. And so he received a different verdict, which he had to read out," Vasilyeva said.
Moscow judge Victor DanilkinBildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Vasilyeva says Judge Danilkin was pressured from above
She said that "when something was happening not the way it was supposed to [Danilkin] had to give information to the Moscow City court and received certain instructions from there about how to behave."
"What judge Danilkin was doing was more of a forced action. By law a judge is not required to seek advice or listen to anyone's opinion," she said, adding that interfering in the legal process is not allowed for anyone.
Sharp rebuke
The Moscow court labeled Vasilyeva's comments as a "provocation," while Judge Danilkin rejected them as "slanderous."
Khodorkovsky is not due to be released from prison until 2017. He had already been serving an eight-year sentence for tax evasion prior to his second conviction.
The sentence was angrily condemned in the West. Khodorkovsky's supporters maintained he was punished for daring to continue to oppose Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Author: Darren Mara (AFP, Reuters, dpa)
Editor: Nicole Goebel

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昨天的Khodorkovsky found guilty of embezzlement
整肅寡頭 俄前首富再添新罪
〔編譯魏國金/綜合二十七日莫斯科外電報導〕莫斯科法院二十七日判決已服刑逾七年、定於 明年出獄的前石油鉅富霍多科夫斯基(見圖,美聯社),在洗錢控訴中罪行成立。霍氏被捕前是俄國首富,富比世雜誌估計他的資產達一百五十億美元(約台幣四千 四百二十五億元),是後蘇聯最知名的「寡頭」財閥,一度被視為俄國未來的領袖人選。其首席律師克尤夫甘特抨擊判決是「國家之恥,我們將提出上訴」。
一度被視為未來領袖人選 03年被捕入獄至今

Tycoon verdict 'bad for Russia' - ClintonMikhail Khodorkvosky (centre) arriving in the courtroom

The US and Germany express serious concern about a second guilty verdict against jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was once the richest man in Russia, has been found guilty of embezzlement. It is the second case against the former oil tycoon, who has been in jail since he was convicted of tax evasion in 2005.
Mr Khodorkovsky's supporters say the charges are politically motivated in order to keep a potential rival of Vladimir Putin behind bars.
Daniel Sandford reports from Moscow.