The district court in Dublin overturned a lock of 100 million euros in the accounts of ex-Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky. On Wednesday, 7 December 2016, Khodorkovsky said on his Twitter page.
Judge of the District court of Dublin Timothy Lucy explained that the court did not provide strong evidence for the extension of the arrest means. According to the Irish laws to freeze the accounts is valid for 28 days, in the case of Khodorkovsky it is constantly been extended since March 2011, reports DW.
As noted by the Irish newspaper the Independent, however, the police investigation on suspicion in money laundering is ongoing.
According to information on the official website of politics, Khodorkovsky plans to send a portion of unfrozen funds to support the work he founded the movement «Open Russia».
The International centre for the legal protection (MTSPZ) protecting the interests of the Russian Federation in the «Yukos affair», said surprised by the decision of the Irish court. According to the head of MTSPZ Andrei Kondakov, the Russian party «was not duly notified about the treatment of Khodorkovsky with the application to the court for unfreezing assets». «In this regard, she has not had the opportunity to participate in the proceedings and provide the necessary evidence on the illicit origin of these funds,» said Kondakov.
Funds ex-head of Yukos in Ireland were frozen in 2011 at the request of the Irish financial police in connection with allegations of money laundering. The decision to block the accounts was made on the basis of the verdict of the Moscow Khamovnichesky court in 2010, when Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev was appointed as an additional prison terms on charges of stealing oil and laundering of the proceeds from its sale.
We will remind, Khodorkovsky does not exclude the overthrow of Putin’s regime in 2017. According to his own statement, he will make every effort to be forthcoming in Russia the revolution was «peaceful».
Ireland has unfrozen $ 100 million of Khodorkovsky. Russia surprised 07.12.2016