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Former oil tycoon Khodorkovsky vows to fight for Russian political prisoners

Published on Jan 6, 2014 6:29 AM
 
Freed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky visits the Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie Berlin, on Dec 22, 2013.Mr Khodorkovsky, who was freed by Moscow last month after a decade in jail, vowed on Sunday to fight for Russian political prisoners from his new base in Switzerland. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

GENEVA (AFP) - Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was freed by Moscow last month after a decade in jail, vowed on Sunday to fight for Russian political prisoners from his new base in Switzerland.

"You can't live with peace of mind when you know there are political detainees rotting in prison," Mr Khodorkovsky told Swiss public television SRF on the train that took him from Berlin to Basel.

A spokesman for the man who was Russia's most famous prisoner until his release on December 20 said he had travelled to Switzerland with his wife to take their sons back to school.

"He is in Switzerland, where his children go to school," she told AFP, refusing to reveal which city Khodorkovsky would travel to next.

 
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