Thursday, February 11, the Russian Bureau of Interpol sent to the headquarters of the organization in Lyon, the request about the Declaration of the former owner of YUKOS oil company Mikhail Khodorkovsky on the international wanted list through Interpol. The request will be reviewed by a special Commission, reports «Interfax».
The press-Secretary of Khodorkovsky, Kyle Peaspanen stated that the former head of Yukos is not troubled by the request.
Typically, the request of a member state of Interpol is accepted automatically, however, when there is a suspicion that the prosecution is politically motivated, the Central office of the organization shall appoint a Board, which must decide on this issue.
Note that the majority of Russian Internet media in their headlines write that Khodorkovsky declared wanted by Interpol.
We will remind that the Russian authorities declared Khodorkovsky on the international wanted list as early as last December, accusing former head of Yukos in the murder of mayor of Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov.