Russia will pay a 10,000-euro compensation to former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky by the order of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) as soon as he provides bank account details, the Russian Justice Ministry reported.
"Consistent with the ECHR judgment on the Khodorkovsky and Lebedev appeal vs. Russia, bank account details have been requested from Khodorkovsky. The awarded compensation will be paid after the bank account details are provided," the ministry press service told Interfax.
The ECHR ordered Russia on July 25 to pay 10,000 euro to Khodorkovsky in compensation for a number of violations of his rights in the criminal prosecution process.
The court decided that Khodorkovsky's business partner, former Menatep Group head Platon Lebedev was not entitled to compensations.
Khodorkovsky was arrested in 2003. In May 2005, a district court in Moscow sentenced him to nine years in prison for fraud and tax evasion. The Moscow City Court later reduced the sentence to eight years.
When the trial was close to completion, reports on a second case against Khodorkovsky emerged. In December 2010, Khodorkovsky was sentenced to 14 years in prison for oil theft and legalization of proceeds from its sale.
Six months later, the Moscow City Court cut the sentence to 13 years. The duration of Khodorkovsky's prison term is counted from the moment he was arrested under the first Yukos case in 2003. He was supposed to be released from custody on August 25, 2014.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on December 19 that Khodorkovsky had asked for pardon and his request would be granted. Putin signed the pardon decree on December 20, and Khodorkovsky arrived in Berlin by private jet on the same day.
Russian Supreme Court Chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev ordered this week a review of the first Yukos case "in the light of new circumstances" created by the ECHR judgment.
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