Ty­coon re­leased from prison

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Oil ty­coon Mikhail Khodor­kovsky has been re­leased from prison fol­low­ing Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin’s par­don, his spokes­woman said on Fri­day. Khodor­kovsky spent 10 years in prison on charges of tax eva­sion and em­bez­zle­ment. His ar­rest in 2003 and the sub­se­quent prose­cu­tion have been widely con­sid­ered to be Putin’s retri­bu­tion for Khodor­kovsky’s po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tions.

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