President Putin pardoned Russia's former richest man and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. He was released from his prison camp yesterday.
Khodorkovsky Freed From Prison Camp: Interfax
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December 20, 2013

Via AFP:

Russia's former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky was Friday freed from his prison camp after receiving a pardon from President Vladimir Putin, the Interfax news agency reported.

"Around 12:20 pm (0820 GMT) Mikhail Khodorkovsky left the prison camp" in the town of Segezha in Karelia in northwestern Russian, a security source in Karelia told Interfax.

Russian prison officials and spokespeople for Khodorkovsky questioned by AFP could not immediately confirm the report.

The Federal Service for the Execution of Punishment (FSIN) which runs Russia's prisons issued a statement confirming t

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