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Khodorkovsky begins prison hunger strike

[JURIST] Jailed Russian oil tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky [JURIST news archives, defense website], announced in a statement [text] Tuesday that he will go on a hunger strike in support of his jailed business partner, Platon Lebedev. Lebedev was placed in an isolation cell after refusing to take his required daily walk. Khodorkovsky believes the Kremlin is attempting to get revenge on him for recent critical articles [JURIST report] he published as well as for the recent announcement that he plans to run for Parliament [JURIST report] from jail. AP has more. MosNews has local coverage.

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