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Former Yukos security chief convicted of murder

[JURIST] The former head of security for fallen Russian oil giant Yukos [corporate website] has been convicted of murder and attempted murder in a Russian court, the first conviction among former Yukos executives being held in Russia. Lawyers for Alexei Pachugin, who was accused of carrying out murders for Leonid Nevzlin [JURIST report], Yukos' second-largest shareholder, have announced that they will appeal the ruling, which was reached in a secret retrial after the initial jury was dismissed by the Moscow City Court. Pachugin's lawyers said that if the Russian Supreme Court [court website, in English] declines to annul the verdict, they will appeal to the European Court. BBC News has more.

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