MOSCOW, July 17 - RAPSI. On Monday, Vladimir Krasnov, attorney of former Menatep head Platon Lebedev, sentenced to 13 years in prison for oil theft and money laundering, filed an appeal with the Moscow Tverskoy District Court against the inaction of Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, according to Lebedev's and former YUKOS head Mikhail Khodorkovsky's press center.

Krasnov said he had asked the prosecutor general to sort out his appeals against the prosecutors who had refused to release Lebedev on parole.

He believed that the prosecutor general would open a criminal case against the prosecutors who are believed to have made illegal decisions regarding Lebedev's parole.

Krasnov had filed an appeal on June 28, but both the decisions on it or a notification on the legal extension of the term for considering the appeal have still to be announced.

In late 2010, a Moscow district court sentenced Khodorkovsky and Lebedev to 14 years in prison for oil theft and money laundering. They were to be released in 2017, taking into consideration the time they had already served for their convictions from their first trial in 2005.

However, on May 24, the Moscow City Court reduced their sentences by one year and now they are expected to be released in 2016.