Accessibility links

Lawyer Says Khodorkovsky Attacked In Prison


http://gdb.rferl.org/110254b5-ef1d-45e8-a3ed-7fd6ccb7b5b9_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/110254b5-ef1d-45e8-a3ed-7fd6ccb7b5b9_mw800_mh600.jpg Mikhail Khodorkovsky in court (file photo) (AFP) April 15, 2006 -- The lawyer of Mikhail Khodorkovsky says the jailed former head of the oil company Yukos has been wounded after another prisoner attacked him with a handmade knife.


Lawyer Yury Schmidt said Khodorkovsky was hospitalized and had stitches. The attack occurred overnight on April 13-14.


The Federal Prison Service has played down the incident. It said preliminary information indicated Khodorkovsky had suffered scratches to his nose during an argument with a fellow convict.


Khodorkovsky is serving an eight-year sentence in a Siberian prison camp for tax evasion and fraud.


The trial against him was widely seen as punishment for his political ambitions.


(Interfax, AP)

XS
SM
MD
LG