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Czech Republic: "Khodorkovsky didn't get what he deserved" says Petukhov’s widow01:30

Czech Republic: "Khodorkovsky didn't get what he deserved" says Petukhov’s widow

Czech Republic, Prague
November 10, 2014 at 14:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Farida Islamova, the widow of the assassinated mayor of Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov, showcased the English translation of her book 'Khodorkovsky. Who killed my husband?' in Prague on Monday. The text is an account of how Islamova believes her husband was killed at the bequest of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once the richest man in Russia.

Before her book went on sale, Islamova gave a presentation at The Globe Cafe & Bookstrore on her husband's murder. Telling press that her life had lost its purpose since the killing, Islamova stated "Khodorkovsky … is telling the whole world that he is not guilty for the murder of Vladimir Petukhov, but the truth is the opposite."

Serving as the mayor of oil-rich Siberian city of Nefteyugansk, Petukhov publicly demanded that Yukos pay due taxes in May 1998. Approximately one month later, Petukhov was shot dead on his way to work on June 26, also the date of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's 35th birthday.

Islamova has said that former Yukos vice-president Leonid Nevzlin, who is currently in exile in Israel, and Aleksey Pichugin, the former Yukos security official who is serving a life sentence for three murders and four attempted murders, were also involved in her husband's murder.

Khodorkovsky, who spent over a decade behind bars for charges including tax evasion, fraud and money laundering, was pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin in December 2013 on the basis of Khodorkovsky's mother's ailing health.

Czech Republic: "Khodorkovsky didn't get what he deserved" says Petukhov’s widow01:30
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Farida Islamova, the widow of the assassinated mayor of Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov, showcased the English translation of her book 'Khodorkovsky. Who killed my husband?' in Prague on Monday. The text is an account of how Islamova believes her husband was killed at the bequest of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once the richest man in Russia.

Before her book went on sale, Islamova gave a presentation at The Globe Cafe & Bookstrore on her husband's murder. Telling press that her life had lost its purpose since the killing, Islamova stated "Khodorkovsky … is telling the whole world that he is not guilty for the murder of Vladimir Petukhov, but the truth is the opposite."

Serving as the mayor of oil-rich Siberian city of Nefteyugansk, Petukhov publicly demanded that Yukos pay due taxes in May 1998. Approximately one month later, Petukhov was shot dead on his way to work on June 26, also the date of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's 35th birthday.

Islamova has said that former Yukos vice-president Leonid Nevzlin, who is currently in exile in Israel, and Aleksey Pichugin, the former Yukos security official who is serving a life sentence for three murders and four attempted murders, were also involved in her husband's murder.

Khodorkovsky, who spent over a decade behind bars for charges including tax evasion, fraud and money laundering, was pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin in December 2013 on the basis of Khodorkovsky's mother's ailing health.

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