Russia has sent to Interpol new package of documents on Khodorkovsky

Russian authorities sent to Interpol new package of documents for the prosecution of former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky in the murder of Nefteyugansk mayor Vladimir Petukhov. Reported familiar with the situation the source Agency “Interfax”

“In agreement with the General Secretariat of Interpol in Lyon forwarded the materials of the investigation of the resonant case”, — said the Agency interlocutor. He said that “most likely, the received documents will be enough” for a new consideration of the issue of the warrant for international search Khodorkovsky.

April 25, informed the Agency “Interfax” reported on the possible revision of the Interpol decision to refuse to declare the ex-head of Yukos in the international search. ‘ve been telling the source that the international organization allegedly requested additional materials on the case of murder of the mayor of Nefteyugansk, where Russia declared Khodorkovsky wanted.

Commenting on this message, the official representative of the Prosecutor General Aleksandr Kurennoy also said that representatives of the headquarters of Interpol expressed willingness to revisit the issue on the international search Khodorkovsky in case of receipt of additional materials on the case about the murder of Petukhov.

On the same day, the press service of the headquarters of Interpol in Lionev response to a request to RBC announced that the General Secretariat of the organization has not requested Russia has no additional information associated with Khodorkovsky. “In the case status has not changed since that time, as the request to declare Khodorkovsky arrest warrant, issued by Russia, was recognized with the relevant rules of the organization”, — stated in the reply.

Russia’s request to Interpol for the announcement of Khodorkovsky wanted was rejected in February this year. The Secretariat-General then came to the conclusion that the request does not meet the rules of the organization, and recommended that member countries of the organization not to make the ex-head of YUKOS in the national database on wanted. In the headquarters of Interpol appealed to article 3 of the organization’s Charter, which “flatly prohibits to take any actions of political, military, religious or racial character”.

Khodorkovsky, as reported by RBC his representative Kyle Piispanen, lives in great Britain, with which Russia has no Treaty on mutual extradition, Interpol is therefore the only mechanism by which Russia can secure the return of Khodorkovsky.