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Vasily Alexanyan Released from Prison?

There are early reports in the Russian media that the former general counsel of Yukos, Vasily Alexanyan, who has been held unjustly in prison on pre-trial detenion for years and denied medical attention, has been released on bail.  Only six weeks ago the court had ruled to extend his detention by another three months.  More news coming soon.

UPDATE:  The AP has checked in with a short piece, citing the bail amount at $1.8 million, and describing Alexanyan’s release as “a rare victory for defendants in cases against Yukos and its jailed founder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky.”