Interpol To Revisit Issuance of Intl Wanted Persons Notice For Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The International Criminal Police Organization, Interpol, will revisit the possible issuance of an international wanted persons notice for former Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky charged by Russia with involvement in assassinating a former Nefteyugansk mayor, a knowledgeable.

Interpol will address the matter at Russia’s urgent request at the upcoming meeting in Indonesia in mid-November, the source said.

Interpol has received all documents related to the case that it had earlier asked for from Moscow to decide whether there are grounds to declare the former Yukos head internationally wanted, the source said.

The General Secretariat of Interpol had earlier recommended that Khodorkovsky not be put on national databases of wanted persons, referring to Article 3 of the organization’s Constitution, which strictly forbids it “to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.”

It had been reported in mid-February 2016 that the Russian national central bureau of Interpol had put Khodorkovsky on the Interpol database of wanted persons on charges of involvement in the killing of Nefteyugansk Mayor Vladimir Petukhov in 1998. Moscow’s Basmanny District Court had issued an arrest warrant for Khodorkovsky and declared him internationally wanted at the end of December 2015.

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