May 24 Moscow City Court upheld the verdict and justified Hamovnicheskogo court in refusing to Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev, and protection of cassation. However, the court reduced the sentence somewhat Khodorkovsky and Lebedev — for one year — up to 13 years in prison each.
Despite the fact that the meeting of the appellate board, which investigates complaints of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Platon Lebedev and their lawyers, was broadcast on the Internet, in person wishing to watch the hearing at the Moscow City Court has gathered quite a lot. Several dozen reporters and no less sympathetic to former co-owner of Yukos. Transmission of the meeting was conducted in the foyer of the courtroom. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the first substantiated arguments against the sentence Khamovniki Court of Moscow.
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