WATCHING THE WORLD: Khodorkovsky stuck in Siberia

Oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former head of Russia’s OAO Yukos, has lost his bid to change the location of his confinement. You may recall that a Russian court sentenced Khodorkovsky to a prison camp in Krasnokamensk, near the border with China.Question marks continue to hover over the trial of Khodorkovsky, formerly the richest man in Russia. His supporters say Khodorkovsky’s imprisonment and the dismantling of his oil empire were a campaign by the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin to punish him for his political aspirations and support for developing private oil pipeline networks. It has also been suggested that the Kremlin wanted Khodorkovsky out of the way...

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