Severely-ill former Yukos exec gets bail
The court ruled that the terminally-ill Aleksanyan, who suffers from AIDS and cancer, will be released once the sum is paid.
“We gave a request to the court and Aleksanyan directed a request that he is not against the suspension of the criminal case because he physically cannot fight,” said lawyer Elena Lvova.
Lvova emphasised that he has undergone three unsuccessful courses of chemotherapy and remains in extremely poor health. He also suffers from 99 per cent blindness.
Aleksanyan is the first person involved in the
Aleksanyan has always denied the charges brought against him.
Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky is still serving time in prison for tax evasion and money laundering.