Vladimir Putin pardons oil tycoon because his mother is ill

2013-12-20 12:04

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a pardon decree for jailed businessman and government critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Kremlin has said.

Khodorkovsky, who used to be one of Russia’s richest men, has been in jail for more than 10 years after being convicted of tax evasion and embezzlement charges.

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