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Topic - Platon Lebedev
Jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was sentenced to six more years in prison Thursday following a trial seen as payback for his defiance of Vladimir Putin and as a test of the rule of law in Russia.
Western governments on Thursday condemned a Russian court's decision to extend the prison sentence for imprisoned oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a ruling widely viewed as flouting the rule of law and evincing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's political ambitions.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky was convicted on theft and money-laundering charges Monday, a verdict that likely will keep the jailed oil tycoon who was once Russia's richest man behind bars for several more years.