Lebedev appeals denial of unlawful arrest compensation
MOSCOW, May 3 - RAPSI, Diana Gutsul. Former Menatep CEO Platon Lebedev has filed an appeal against the Tverskoy District Court's decision to deny him moral damages for his unlawful detention from August 17 to November 17, 2010, the Khodorkovsky and Lebedev press center reports on its website on Thursday.
"The decision is a chaotic collection of numerous facts, extracts from legislation, demagogic speculations and even false statements, most of which are unrelated to the matters in question and constitute an obvious attempt to muddle the gist of a clear issue," according to the appeal.
Lebedev filed a lawsuit referring to the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights and the Supreme Court declaring his detention to have been groundless.
In 2005, Khodorkovsky and Lebedev were sentenced to eight years in prison for fraud and tax evasion. In late 2010, a Moscow district court sentenced them to 14 years behind bars for oil theft and money laundering. They were expected to be released in 2017, considering the time they had already served for their convictions from their first trial. However, on May 24, the Moscow City Court cut their prison terms by one year. They are now set for release in 2016.