Khodorkovsky family still unaware of his whereabouts

The relatives and lawyers of jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky are still unaware about which prison he has been transferred to, the businessman’s lawyer Natalia Terekhova said on Wednesday.

Once Russia’s richest man, Khodorkovsky, 47, is serving a13-year sentence for oil embezzlement and money laundering, and is due to be released in 2016.

“Today [wife] Inna Khodorkovsky went to the post office again but did not receive any letters from the penitentiary service about where her husband will continue serving his sentence,” the lawyer said.

Arrested in 2003, the former oil mogul and his business partner Platon Lebedev were transferred to a prison in Siberia’s Chita in 2005.

They were both convicted in a second trial in December but had their sentences reduced by one year on appeal last month. For the trial, they stayed in the Matrosskaya Tishina prison in Moscow and were bound to be transferred to a colony after the trial ended.

A lawyer said last week that the two men would soon be transferred to a Siberian penal colony, possibly the one where the two men served out their first sentences.

Khodorkovsky, who says his case is politically-charged, has four children from two marriages. The three children from his second marriage live in Russia with his second wife, Inna. The eldest son lives in the United States.

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