Alexey Pichugin, the last prisoner of YUKOS
| 19 Jun 2014
On June 19 2003, that is, eleven years ago, Alexey Pichugin, former official of the YUKOS security division, had been arrested. His arrest had become a starting point of the expropriation and dismantlement of the oil company that ensued. However, it was the human lives, brutally crashed, that has been the most horrible about it. Alexey Pichugin was the first YUKOS official to be arrested in order to obtain false evidence against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and is the last one still serving his term while others are already released.
Khodorkovsky Mentioned Release of Alexey Pichugin and «6th May Prisoners» Among the Main Tasks
| 19 May 2014
Ex- YUKOS Chef Mikhail Khodorkovsky, having chosen after his release public and human rights protect fields called again for fighting for Russian political prisoners. His latest statements Mikhail Khodorkovsky made during his visit to Warsaw on May 9th. He met there with ex-President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and participated in ceremony of handling the prize «Man of the Year» of Publication «Gazeta Wyborcza».
Marina Drachenko: Hostage
| 14 Apr 2014
Bright, joyful card: sky blueness, gold shining of sunflowers… Such cards send the vacationers, but this one arrived from colony for life-term prisoners «Black Dolphin». But, the content of the card is also bright and joyful. Life-term Prisoner Alexey Pichugin congratulates relatives with the release of Platon Lebedev:
Political interests, not professional ones, propelled the investigators. Dozhd (Rain) Channel on Pichugins Case
| 6 Feb 2014
«Who is Alexey Pichugin?» Mikhail Fishman, presenter of the «And So On…» program on Dozhd Channel, had dedicated the entire show of January 31 to search the answer to that question, assisted by Xenia Kostromina
, Mr. Pichugins lawyer, Vera Vasilieva
, correspondent of HRO.Org, and Ivan Mironov
, a nationalist accused of the attempt on Anatoly Chubais, who Mr. Mironov once was Pichugins cellmate in «Matrosskaya Tishina» investigation prison.
Uncovering the procedure
| 17 Jan 2014
Many say (and I am absolutely agree with those, who say), that the main argument of those side, which opposes YUKOS‘ shareholders and Khodorkovsky today, is hostages. A few people, who are continuing to be imprisoned, are taken in hostages. First of all it is Platon Lebedev, who remains imprisoned. First of all it is Pichugin, who is convicted for life imprisonment. And this is the first question, which arises immediately after Khodorkovsky release. And if you remember, I started to speak in fact with this – what is properly occurs with Lebedev and Pichugin, what is their fate and on which basis they will be released.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky met with Leonid Nevzlin. Oh yeah, and what about?
| 13 Jan 2014
Mikhail Khodorkovsky met with Leonid Nevzlin. Oh yeah, and what about? Khodorkovsky has arrived to Switzerland, and then has come to Israel, where he met with Nevzlin. He is free man now, and has the right.
It is easy to be accustomed to good things.
Pichugin’s case: No right to review?
| 2 Jan 2014
«The war is never over until the last soldier who managed to stay alive returns home», said Mikhail Khodorkovsky in his interview to The New Times. These words surely meant Platon Lebedev and Alexey Pichugin, the latter still serving his lifetime term in the prison camp known as «The Black dolphin» in Orenburg Region. He was the first YUKOS official to be arrested, and then he refused to tar the character of Khodorkovsky, which has resulted in the life imprisonment on biased charges. The European Court of Human Rights has ordered the trial de novo of the first case of Pichugin a year ago. In response whereto, the Russian Supreme Court had refused. The New Times tried to find out whether the Committee of the Ministers of the Council of Europe shall be able to prevail upon Russia and make the country comply with the undertaken duties.
Alla Pichugina: «Mikhail Khodorkovsky would not leave his friend alone in trouble»
| 25 Dec 2013
Mr. Pichugin’s [ex-Head of the Economic Security Division of YUKOS] family still places high hopes on Mikhail Khodorkovsky, recently released by amnesty. They hope he would not leave his friend alone in trouble, said us Mrs. Alla Pichugina, Alexey’s mother. Mr. Khodorkovsky himself had mentioned his still-imprisoned friends Platon Lebedev and Alexey Pichugin during his press conference in Berlin.
Mihkail Khodorkovsky commented on the statement by the widow of Vladimir Petukhov
| 24 Dec 2013
Mihkail Khodorkovsky commented on the statement by the widow of Vladimir Petukhov, ex-mayor of Nefteyugansk, who still considers him guilty of her husband’s death. In his own words, he had no motives at all to use the «tough methods». «If I really get pissed off by him, I’d rather have the company headquarters transferred to Khanty-Mansiysk, for Mr. Filippenko, the governor, kept proposing it long since», he told while interviewed by Xenia Sokolova of «Snob».
On December 17, 2013 the appeal against the 2nd sentence on Leonid Nevzlin, ex-Vice-President of YUKOS, had been considered by the Moscow City Court
| 17 Dec 2013
The underlying reason of the appeal was the request to check the lawfulness of the ruling passed by the Simonovsky District Court on June 24, which declared Mr. Nevzlin guilty on the account of misappropriation of the shares of VNK (Eastern Oil Company) subsidiaries with the total value of RUB 3.6 billion (Art. 160.4 of the Penal Code) and further sentenced him to six-years jail term. According to the investigators, the misappropriation itself had taken place in 1998 by means of the Share Exchange Agreement made by and between VNK and YUKOS on allegedly unjust terms seriously restricting the shareholders’ rights in general and those of the State in particular.
14 years behind bars without fair trial. What did Strasbourg rule in the case of Pichugin?
Zoya Svetova: Who is it, Mikhail Savitsky, conducting an interrogation of Aleksey Pichugin
Alexey Pichugin: «I wrote a motion to have a visit from my mother»
Statement of Igor Viacheslavovuch Sutyagin
Mikhail Khodorkovsky: «An innnocent man, Alexey Pichugin, is still behind bars»
The European Court of Human Rights. CASE OF PICHUGIN v. RUSSIA. Judgment
Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger about Alexey Pichugin case
Leonid Nevzlin’s interview about the «case»
The «Amnesty International» is anxious about Alexey Pichugin’s condition
Journalist Valeriy Shiryaev on the first case of Aleksey Pichugin in his book «Trial of vengeance. The first victim of the YUKOS case»