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Critical Court Aide Quits

An aide to the judge who sentenced former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky to six more years in prison stepped down Monday, weeks after saying the verdict was dictated by higher-level members of the judiciary.

Natalya Vasilyeva, aide to Khamovnichesky District Court Judge Viktor Danilkin, decided to quit because of "the negative attitude of her colleagues toward her," her lawyer said.


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