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Lawyers for jailed Yukos executive Platon Lebedev said Tuesday they had lodged a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
Lawyers for jailed Yukos executive Platon Lebedev said Tuesday they had lodged a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. "We have filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights," said an attorney for Lebedev, a close associate of jailed Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky. He said the complaint lists all violations of due process at both first-level courts and courts of appeal in Russia Lebedev is currently serving an eight-year prison term for tax evasion and fraud in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. A lawyer for Khodorkovsky, also serving eight years for the same offenses, said Tuesday a complaint on behalf of his client would be lodged soon. Lawyers said Monday they would lodge a formal complaint against a decision by prison authorities to put the former oligarch in an isolation cell over a minor rule infringement. Natalya Terekhova said Khodorkovsky had been placed in an isolation cell last Friday for seven days for "eating outside the designated premises," adding that the transfer order had been signed by the acting head of the penal colony, Alexander Ryabko. "This is outrageous," attorney Genrikh Padva said. "Prison authorities said he was simply drinking tea where he should not have been." This is a second time that the former Yukos boss has been put in an isolation cell. On the first occasion he was isolated for five days on January 24 for keeping documents not allowed to prisoners. Khodorkovsky's lawyers appealed the decision in court and hearings began on Monday, but were adjourned until Thursday. Earlier this month, Russia's Supreme Court upheld a complaint by Khodorkovsky against the institution where he is currently serving time. The court agreed with the former Yukos CEO that regulations regarding prisoners' rights to meeting with lawyers were illegal and invalid. Under the regulations, prisoners could meet with lawyers for no more than four hours and only if they were free from work. The administration of the penal colony in the Siberian Region of Chita where Khodorkovsky is serving his eight-year term four times denied him a meeting with lawyers before 6.00 p.m. Khodorkovsky and his lawyers said such restrictions could be imposed only at the federal level.
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