On the morning of Tuesday, December 22, representatives of the Russian Investigative Committee came to searches of the house employees founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky organization «Open Russia». This was reported in Twitter of the organization.
Advocate «Open Russia» Sergey adamsin wrote that the searches began around 6 a.m. and take place at more than ten people.
RIA Novosti, citing representative of the IC that searches related to the Yukos case of 2003, when the company was accused of theft.
The website of the TV channel «Rain» quotes the lawyer Sergei Badamshina, which held that the searches were intended to put political pressure on Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
We will remind, recently Russian authorities in absentia brought to the former owner of YUKOS Mikhail Khodorkovsky on charges of the murder of Nefteyugansk mayor Vladimir Petukhov in 1998.