August 12, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
Russian legislators on Monday adopted a measure calling for the establishment of an international tribunal charged with investigating allegations of genocide in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russia's Prosecutor General, Yury Chaika, responded to the request on Tuesday, assert... ...[read more]
May 27, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Russian authorities are wrongly indicting thousands of citizens every year, Russian Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika said Tuesday at a Moscow meeting held to discuss compensation for those falsely charged. Chaika said that in 2007, 5,265 people were eventually cleared after having charges wrongly ...[read more]
August 30, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
Russian prosecutors have released two of the 10 suspects who were arrested Monday in connection with last October's killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and a third person is no longer under investigation. Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika announced that five of the suspects w... ...[read more]
August 28, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
Russian authorities have charged at least four of the 10 suspects arrested Monday in connection with last October's killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a defense lawyer told reporters Tuesday. A spokesman from the office of Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika has thus far decli... ...[read more]
August 27, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika Monday criticized a recent Swiss high court decision to block the release of financial information linked to Russian oil giant Yukos and the Swiss court's concurrent decision to lift a freeze on Yukos funds as politically motivated. In a news conference, Ch... ...[read more]
August 27, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
Russian law enforcement officials have arrested 10 people in last October's killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika announced Monday. Chaika also indicated that the death was spearheaded by someone outside of Russia. Russian news agencies reported that t... ...[read more]
May 25, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
UK Attorney General Lord Goldsmith Friday rejected a Russian offer to try the suspected murderer of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in its own courts, calling for Andrei Lugovoy's extradition to the United Kingdom. The Russian government has refused to turn Lugovoy over to the UK, saying t... ...[read more]
April 16, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika submitted a request to the UK Home Office on Monday to revoke the asylum status of Russian business billionaire Boris Berezovsky. Chaika also repeated previous requests for the UK to extradite Berezovsky, who has been charged with plotting a coup against ...[read more]
January 17, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
Russian Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika confirmed Tuesday that his office is preparing new money laundering and embezzlement charges against former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Lawyers for Khodorkovsky first said they expected new charges last month, but Chaika's comments Tuesday are the fir... ...[read more]
October 25, 2006
by Brett Murphy
Russian officials investigating the October 7 death of reporter Anna Politkovskaya are focusing their probe on former police officers who Politkovskaya linked to the killing and torture of Chechen civilians, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported Wednesday. According to the article, investigators ...[read more]

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