Daily Journal masthead

Russian investigators summon former oil tycoon's father for questioning in 1998 murder case

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

MOSCOW — The 82-year-old father of former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been called in for questioning about the 1998 killing of a Siberian mayor.

PHOTO: FILE - In this file photo taken on Thursday, June 2, 2011, former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's father Boris is seen in a courtroom where his son testifies at Spanish colleague Antonio Valdes-Garciatrial's trial in Moscow, Russia.  The 82-year-old father of former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been called in for questioning about the 1998 killing of a Siberian mayor. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
FILE - In this file photo taken on Thursday, June 2, 2011, former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's father Boris is seen in a courtroom where his son testifies at Spanish colleague Antonio Valdes-Garciatrial's trial in Moscow, Russia. The 82-year-old father of former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been called in for questioning about the 1998 killing of a Siberian mayor. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

Russian investigators announced in June that they were reopening the investigation of the murder of Nefteyugansk Mayor Vladimir Petukhov and considered Mikhail Khodorkovsky a prime suspect. Khodorkovsky and his associates have denied any involvement in the killing.

Khodorkovsky spent 10 years in prison on charges of tax evasion and embezzlement seen as punishment for challenging President Vladimir Putin's power. Since his 2013 release, he has continued to oppose Putin from exile in Switzerland.

His father's lawyer, Sergei Badamshin, told Russian news agencies Wednesday that Boris Khodorkovsky would appear for questioning on Thursday.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.