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Khodorkovsky, associate sent to remote prisons for jail terms

[JURIST] Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky [defense website; JURIST news archive] and his business partner Platon Lebedev have reportedly been sent to remote prisons [JURIST report] in Siberia and the far north of the country to serve eight-year sentences after being convicted of fraud and tax evasion [JURIST report]. Defense lawyers for Lebedev said his family had been notified that he was sent to a prison in Kharp, a remote village almost 1,200 miles from Moscow. Russian media were reporting Thursday that Khodorkovsky, former Yukos CEO, had been transferred [Mosnews report] to a prison in the Chita region. Russian authorities have indicated that both men could face additional charges. Khodorkovsky has filed an appeal of his conviction, both in Russia and before the European rights court. AP has more.

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