The Metropolitan police in the last few days actively pursuing investigations against employees of public organization “Open Russia” founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky. As reported by “Novaya Gazeta”, in the apartments of activists being searched, seized computers and other equipment.
Sources of the portal claim that the searches and interrogations are associated with the “third Yukos case” about “legalization” Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev means “acquired through the Commission of a crime”.
However, some sources said that law enforcement officers in the near future we intend to initiate a new criminal case.
In December, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation together with divisions of the Ministry of internal Affairs have spent searches at office “Open Russia”. Then, investigators seized two computers, cameras and numerous documents.
The SC then said that the searches conducted “in the home and at places of work individual entrepreneurs and other entities financed from abroad.” “A criminal case against the former major shareholders and managers of OAO “NK “YUKOS” the theft of their oil subsidiaries of oil companies Yukos and its implementation, as well as the legalization of funds received from the sale of stolen,” – said on the Agency’s website.
We are talking about the investigation connected with litigation, the results of which the international court ordered Russia to pay the former owners of the company more than $ 50 billion.
Khodorkovsky himself said that such events are “quite exciting”, given that none of the current employees and activists of the “Open Russia” Yukos did not work.
“Some of them in 93-m to year was in General quite a few years. Insanity has entered into the final stage. We are familiar with all of this Brezhnev period; I mean the older generation. Nothing new. All the people who cooperate with the “Open Russia”, well aware and realize from the beginning that such pressure is not only possible, but inevitable. The logic of the development of any authoritarian regime, she did not give grounds to doubt”, – said Khodorkovsky.