Khodorkovsky on private visit to Israel: spokesman

GENEVA (AFP) - Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was freed by Moscow last month after a decade in jail, has travelled from Switzerland to Israel on a private visit, his spokesman said on Friday.

Khodorkovsky, who left Germany to join his family in Switzerland on Sunday, "is on a short private visit" in Israel, his spokesman David Krikler told AFP, confirming news reports.

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