“In case there were no changes with the time of the reported announcement of Khodorkovsky on the wanted list, released by Russia, was not recognized by the relevant rules of the organization”, — says the press service of the headquarters of Interpol in Lyon on request .
The organization also noted that the Interpol General Secretariat was requested from the Russian side there is no additional information associated with Khodorkovsky.
Earlier today, an informed source “Interfax” reported that the decision by the Interpol on refusing to declare the former head of YUKOS in the international wanted list may be revised. According to the source Agency, Interpol has asked Russia for additional materials on the case of murder of the mayor of Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov, under which Russia and declared Khodorkovsky on the international wanted list.
The Ministry of internal Affairs which structure includes the national Bureau of Interpol, the information did not comment.
The official representative of the Prosecutor General of Russia Alexander Kurennoy said that “representatives of the headquarters of Interpol expressed willingness to revisit this issue in the case, if Moscow will prepare a package of additional materials on the case”.
The press-Secretary of Khodorkovsky, Kyle Piispanen in conversation with called the information “another duck and the stuffing of the Investigative Committee”.
In mid-February Russia declared Khodorkovsky on the international wanted list for the murder of Petukhov, but Interpol rejected the request to declare the businessman wanted. “After considering the request, the Interpol General Secretariat has determined that it does not meet the rules of the organization. In this regard, the exchange in Moscow was notified that Interpol cannot be used for international police cooperation on this case”, — reported then in Interpol.