Berezovsky, who resides in the UK as a political refugee, has previously been accused of plotting a coup [JURIST report] against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Last November, Berezovsky was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison after being found guilty of embezzling 214 million rubles from Russian national airline Aeroflot; a Moscow City Court rejected his appeal [JURIST reports] last month. Berezovsky has denied all charges, which he says are politically motivated.
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