Russian court drops case against sick Yukos executive

24th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

A Russian court on Thursday dropped criminal charges against critically ill former Yukos oil company executive Vasily Aleksanian, saying the statute of limitations had expired.

"The criminal case is to be closed due to the expiration of the statute of limitations," judge Olga Nedelina announced at Moscow's Simonovsky district court.

© 2010 AFP

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