Two jailed Pussy Riot members could be freed early under a general amnesty backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin but anti-Kremlin ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is unlikely to benefit, according to a draft bill published on Tuesday.
Police detained activists at a Moscow rally in support of jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Jailed tycoon was sent from Moscow to a prison camp, a security source said.
Having served half of his 13 year sentence, Khodorkovsky is eligible for early release.
Appeal was launched on the final work day before a 10-day New Year vacation.
Khodorkovsky & co-defendant Platon Lebedev have
been in jail since 2003.
Russia accused West of trying to influence the trial of Khodorkovsky.
Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky has been found guilty of stealing nearly $30 bn in oil from his own company.
The guilty verdict brought
against Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will have a
"negative impact on Russia`s reputation," US Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton.
Russian prosecutors today demanded
14-year sentences for jailed oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky
and his business partner Platon Lebedev, on trial for
Day in Pics: 29th January
Showbiz World - January 29, 2015
Beating Retreat ceremony