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Khodorkovsky Files Appeal Against Denial of Parole, RIA Says

September 01, 2008

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the imprisoned former chief executive officer of OAO Yukos Oil Co., submitted papers today to appeal a court ruling denying him parole, RIA Novosti reported.

A Siberian court rejected Khodorkovsky's request for parole on Aug. 22, the Russian news service said, citing a member of his defense team, Semyon Rozenberg. The former executive is serving an eight-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion.

Rozenberg said the papers have been sent to the district court and have not been received there yet.

To contact the reporter on this story: Greg Walters in Moscow

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Guy Collins in London

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