Khodorkovsky is currently serving an eight-year prison term for six counts of fraud [JURIST report], for which he was convicted in 2005. Khodorkovsky applied for early release last July, but his application was rejected [JURIST reports] by a Russian judge in August because he disobeyed guards at the Krasnokamensk penal colony and refused to participate in a training program. Khodorkovsky appealed [JURIST report] that decision in September.
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