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Yukos Case Arrest Legal

The Moscow City Court went against the Supreme Court on Friday, ruling that the arrest of Yukos ex-head Mikhail Khodorkovsky during his trial last year was legal, Interfax reported.

Khodorkovsky, already serving a prison sentence, said earlier that new Kremlin-backed legislation meant he should have been held in jail, not pretrial detention. The Supreme Court ordered to review the arrest ruling.

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