JURIST Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh
Serious law. Primary sources. Global perspective.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Russia suspends coup plot investigation against exiled tycoon
Brett Murphy at 1:20 PM ET

[JURIST] The office of the Russian Prosecutor General [official website, in Russian] has suspended its investigation into an alleged coup plot by billionaire businessman Boris Berezovsky [MosNews profile], a lawyer for Berezovsky said Monday. Berezovsky is currently living in London, and his lawyer said that the prosecutor's office has informed him that the investigation cannot be continued without Berezovsky's presence. Last year, Russian authorities requested that the British government extradite Berezovsky [JURIST report] on the coup charges after Berezovsky's comments on a Russian radio station in January 2006 that he had been planning a justifiable "forced takeover" in response to Putin's unconstitutional actions.

Berezovsky acquired his fortune in the 1990s and served as Boris Yeltsin's national security adviser. Although he helped Putin come to power as Yeltsin's successor, he soon fell out of favor and moved to the UK in 2000. He was granted asylum in 2003. Reuters has more. InterFax has local coverage.

Link |  | print | subscribe | RSS feeds | latest newscast | Facebook page

For more legal news check the Paper Chase Archive...


 Federal appeals courts split on health care subsidies
1:03 PM ET, July 22

 HRW: FBI stings pushed people to terrorism
10:07 AM ET, July 22

 Obama signs order on LGBT job discrimination
9:07 AM ET, July 22

 click for more...

Get JURIST legal news delivered daily to your e-mail!


Unprecedented Notice of Warrantless Wiretapping in a Closed Case
Ramzi Kassem
CUNY School of Law


Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.


Paper Chase welcomes comments, tips and URLs from readers. E-mail us at JURIST@jurist.org