Russia's Khodorkovsky says 'doesn't want to die in prison'

2nd November 2010, Comments 0 comments

Jailed oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky said in court on Tuesday that he did not want to die in prison but nor did he believe he would be acquitted in his trial for fraud and embezzlement.

"While there is always hope, no one believes we will be acquitted," he said in his final submission at his trial at a court in Moscow.

The former Yukos boss was speaking after the trial judge announced that he would begin pronouncing his verdict on December 15. It is expected that it will take several days to pronounce the full verdict.

© 2010 AFP

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