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Khodorkovsky freed from prison camp: Interfax

Published on Dec 20, 2013 5:27 PM
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Former tycoon and bitter Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, is being escorted to a courtroom in Moscow on June 3, 2011. Khodorkovsky was Friday freed from his prison camp after receiving a pardon from President Vladimir Putin, the Interfax news agency reported. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (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 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.