Days-long verdict reading continues in Khodorkovsky trial

[JURIST] The days-long verdict reading [JURIST report] in the trial [defense website] of Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky [Wikipedia profile] will continue at least into Thursday and perhaps longer. The court adjourned Wednesday after four hours, prompting defense lawyers to accuse the government of stalling in order to try and downplay a politically-charged case [Reuters report]. But defense lawyers appear to have won their statute of limitations battle on another charge, auction rigging, since it hasn't yet been mentioned in the reading. The omission of this charge could be a sign of a lighter sentence. AP has more.



 

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