The ECHR refused to acknowledge the political second Yukos case

the European court of human rights (ECHR) has not recognized the second case against former Yukos co-owners Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev politically motivated.

In this case the ECHR found that the applicants ‘ rights to a fair trial and a fair punishment have been violated. He had not awarded them compensation, as Khodorkovsky and Lebedev it is not requested, and considered that the establishment of violations is in itself sufficient just satisfaction for pecuniary damage.

Previously, the ECHR has twice refused to recognize the criminal prosecution of Khodorkovsky was politically motivated — in 2011 and 2013, Both complaints were treated to the first Yukos case.

the ECHR has not recognized the Khodorkovsky case is politically motivated Verdict in the criminal case was rendered in Russia with observance of the rights of Khodorkovsky and Lebedev, said the court’s Policy

Khodorkovsky and Lebedev were convicted on the first case in 2005 the Court found them guilty of fraud, embezzlement and tax evasion and sentenced to nine years in prison. Later the Moscow city court has lowered punishment till eight years of imprisonment.

the verdict on the second case was submitted in 2010 Khodorkovsky and Lebedev were convicted of stealing oil and money laundering and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment. In 2013, President Vladimir Putin pardoned Khodorkovsky, Lebedev was released in 2014 after the decision of the Presidium of the Supreme court to reduce his sentence.