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Prokhorov puts Khodorkovsky pardon on presidential agenda

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov addresses supporters at a meeting in the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation in Moscow December 15, 2011 (Reuters / Anton Golubev)
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has said that if he is elected president in March, the first thing he will do is pardon former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who is serving a prison sentence for tax evasion.

“The first decision will be a humanist one – I will pardon Khodorkovsky,” Prokhorov told reporters at a Thursday press conference in Moscow. “The Yukos case is one of the most outstanding cases in