MOSCOW (Reuters) -- A Russian court has ruled to free on bail an oil executive who has HIV/AIDS after a long campaign by supporters who said the former Yukos vice president could not receive proper treatment while in custody.Vasily Aleksanian
, who is also going blind and has cancer, will be freed on a bail of 50 million rubles ($1.78 million), a judge told a hearing attended by reporters.
Aleksanian is a former vice-president of Yukos, an oil company whose chief executive, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was imprisoned in what was widely seen as a Kremlin campaign to punish the businessman for his political ambitions.
One of Aleksanian's brothers works as a translator at the Reuters News office in Moscow.(by Reuters)