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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Platon Lebedev Faces Review

Supreme Court Chief Justice Vyacheslav Lebedev has ordered a review of the 2003 arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s business partner Platon Lebedev, a court spokesman said Thursday.

The review was in response to a ruling two years ago in the European Court of Human Rights that found that Lebedev’s rights had been violated during his arrest and pretrial detention, Supreme Court spokesman Pavel Odintsov said.

The review could be considered next week, the court spokesman said.

If the Supreme Court agrees that Lebedev’s rights were violated, it could lead to a new trial.

(AP)