Ex-head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky declared in the international search through Interpol for the murder of mayor of Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov. About it reports «Interfax» citing a source familiar with the situation.
«National Bureau of Interpol in Russia on the basis of materials received from the Prosecutor General of Russia and Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, declared Khodorkovsky on the international wanted list. The corresponding decision is directed to the Central Bureau of the Interpol in Lyon,» said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, the Central office of Interpol after consideration of the relevant circular from the Russian office of the international police organization shall include the former head of Yukos on the wanted list.
Khodorkovsky does not intend to change their plans to avoid traveling through the world, in connection with the request of the Russian Federation to Interpol to declare him wanted. This was stated by the politician’s press-Secretary Olga Pispanen.
«How Mikhail Borisovich did not pay attention to it and not be,» she said.
«Normally developed, democratic countries, the judiciary is independent, they make decisions, unlike our (Russian – ed.) the judicial system. So let’s hope that they (the Central Bank of Interpol in Lyon — ed) will take into account all the nuances of this case,» added Pispanen.
On procedure, the Interpol issued the automatic order at the request of countries, but in the case of his appeal lawyers, the award shall be made to the special Commission.
Previously being abroad the ex-oligarch was declared in the Federal wanted list, Investigative Committee of Russia after the presentation to him of the correspondence charges in the murder in 1998 of Nefteyugansk mayor Petukhov.
The mayor of Nefteyugansk Petukhov was shot dead on June 26, 1998 on the way to work. YUKOS was the main enterprise and the mayor allegedly had a conflict with the company due to non-payment of taxes to the local budget. The mayor has demanded to bring against the company a criminal case.
For the murder of Petukhov was convicted for life by the ex-head of security service of Yukos Pichugin.
Interpol declared Khodorkovsky on the international wanted list 11.02.2016