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Former Russian Billionaire Files for Parole

Date: July 16, 2008
Author: Michael Schwirtz
QUOTE: The lawyers submitted the request to the Ingoda District Court in Chita, the Siberian city where Mr. Khodorkovsky has been imprisoned since 2005, two years after his arrest on tax evasion charges. The arrest was widely seen as Kremlin-orchestrated punishment for his opposition to Vladimir V. Putin, who was president at the time and is now prime minister.

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