MOSCOW, June 22 – RAPSI. The Moscow City Court has validated refusal to compensate former Menatep head Platon Lebedev moral harm for two months of detention. Earlier, the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights found his detention illegal.

Lebedev has filed two lawsuits seeking compensation, both were dismissed by the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow. 

On Friday, the Moscow City Court examined the lawfulness of the court decision regarding the first lawsuit’s dismissal. Judgment over the second lawsuit dismissal will be considered later.

Lebedev is determined to file the case with the Strasbourg court, according to his lawyers.

The defense previously said the required compensation amount of over 183,000 rubles ($5,462) has been calculated on the basis of the European court’s practice.

In late 2010, former YUKOS head Khodorkovsky and his partner Lebedev were sentenced to 14 years in prison. They were expected to be released in 2017, taking into account the time they had already served for their previous convictions from their first trial in 2005. However, later the sentence was contested and the court shortened their prison term by one year.