Khodorkovsky announces bid for Russian parliament seat

Khodorkovsky announces bid for Russian parliament seat

[JURIST] Jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky [JURIST news archive, defense website], who is serving a nine-year prison sentence on fraud charges, officially announced his intention Wednesday to run for a Russian parliamentary seat [JURIST report]. The election for Khodorkovsky's intended district in the State Duma [official website, in Russian], the lower house of the Russian parliament, will be held in December. The Central Election Commission [official website] has said that Khodorkovsky is eligible to run [RIA Novosti report], as his case is still under appeal. AP has more. MosNews has local coverage.