Khodorkovsky has accused intelligence agencies of putting pressure on ex-Yukos personnel Pichugin


Pichugin’s lawyer said that her client had been transferred from prison and the family did not know his whereabouts

The former head NK “YUKOS” Michael Chodorkowskiego: TASS, Zurab javakhadze

Moscow. The 4th of July. INTERFAX.RU – the Former head NK “YUKOS” Mikhail Khodorkovsky argues that there are employee security, Alexei Pichugin, who is serving a life sentence, is under pressure for the purpose of receiving testimony, the convict was taken out of the colony.

On his Facebook he wrote, referring to the lawyers of Alexey Pichugin that he was visited by the secret service and threatened with arrest brother in case he does not give evidence acceptable to the organizers of the process.

In addition, he wrote that Alexei Pichugin was taken out of prison.

“Interfax” does not yet have official comments from law enforcement.

In turn, the lawyer of Pichugin Kseniya Kostromina has informed “Interfax” that her colleague, a local advocate Pichugin, went to the prison where he was informed that the convict is not there.

“My colleague turned to the colony “Black Dolphin”, where he was informed that Alexey Pichugin is not there. Relatives about where he is, nobody was notified,” said Kostromina

According to her, on Tuesday she was going to visit his client. “Tomorrow I was supposed to meet with him now in place will be to understand the situation,” she said.

In a press-Bureau FSIN “Interfax” has not yet commented on this information.

Alexei Pichugin was sentenced for life for the murder in 1998 of Nefteyugansk mayor Vladimir Petukhov, Director of the Moscow company “the Phoenix” Valentina Root (1998), Tambov businessman Sergey Gorin and his wife (in 2002), as well as the assassination of former adviser on public relations Khodorkovsky Olga Kostin and businessman Sergey Rybin.

Pichugin does not admit his guilt.

In November 2015, he filed a petition for clemency to the President, which in may 2016 was denied.

Khodorkovsky is currently abroad. In may, Russian authorities sent to Interpol new package of documents against ex-head of Yukos accused him of involvement in the murder of the mayor of Nefteyugansk.

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