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Michael Khodorkovsky will ask public prosecutors to explain read

In Hamovnichesky court of Moscow yesterday announcement of the bill of particulars on the second criminal case eks - heads NK Michael Khodorkovsky`s YUKOS and the former head of MFO MENATEP Platon Lebedev has been finished. Charge considers that defendants in 1998 - have stolen 2003 oil and oil products on 892 mlrd rbl., and also have legalised means from their sale for the sum 450 mlrd rbl. and $7,5 billion Protection has declared that defendants and have not understood an essence of the shown charges and intend to petition, that public prosecutors have explained them the position once again.
announcement of the bill of particulars has begun on April, 7th. The input in a court building was picketed from time to time by representatives of group of support of Michael Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev. However, the greatest attention of public was involved not with them, and two men and the woman who past Tuesday barricaded on an attic of the nine-floor building located opposite to Hamovnichesky court, and began to scan from windows antigovernmental slogans and rechovki in support of misters Khodorkovsky and Lebedev. Their shouts were well audible in a boardroom, therefore militiamen on duty in the street have tried to stop the unapproved action. However when guards have tried to enter on an attic it was found out that that is locked by a strong steel lock (demonstrators have cut in advance old, and their friends have brought and have hung up own). While militiamen cut the lock and detained rowdies, has passed about a half an hour.

the Essence of the bill of particulars was reduced to that Michael Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev as a part of the organised group in 1998 - 2003 large volumes of oil of affiliated oil-extracting joint-stock companies NK have stolen by assignment YUKOS - Samaraneftegaz Yuganskneftegaz and Tomskneft VNK - for the sum more than 892 mlrd rbl. Besides, defendants accuse of legalisation 487,4 mlrd rbl. and $7,5 mlrd, received from sale of the stolen oil.

accused yesterday the relation to the announced charge had not time to state. As soon as public prosecutor Valery Lahtin has finished reading of the bill of particulars, judge Victor Danilkin presiding over process declared a break till April, 20th. Then Michael Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev, having allowed to them to talk not for long to lawyers, have deduced from a hall in a convoy premise.

the Position of defendants concerning the bill of particulars was stated yesterday by lawyers Natalia Terekhov and Elena Liptser. Our client on - former it is not clear, of what them accuse, - has declared to journalists the lawyer of mister Khodorkovsky Natalia Terekhov. - at following session protection intends to declare petitions in which we will demand that the state accusers have once again explained to clients of what particularly them accuse. For what we will ask public prosecutors to explain accurately: who and when has found out oil shortage? Who and when inspected this theft? And how oil could be appropriated secretly (so theft is qualified. - ) if all contracts on its realisation consisted openly and absolutely officially. After all and a management state Rosneft it is possible to make for fuel prorolling answerable! and Platon Lebedev Elena Liptser`s lawyer has declared that The manner of a statement of the bill of particulars when the public prosecutor read its whole week, has been chosen incorrectly . Is better public prosecutors for one day the to words would retell charge, - madam Liptser has declared. - But apparently, it is difficult for making it, as they badly understand its essence . State accusers Dmitry Shokhin and Valery Lahtin have refused yesterday comments.