Russia

Jail Term Cut For Russian Tycoon's Ex-Business Partner

Mikhail Khodorkovsky's former business partner could be freed as early as March

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The former business partner of oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has had his prison sentence cut by more than three years.

The ruling, made by a court in northern Russia following an appeal, means Platon Lebedev will be freed next March – if it is not challenged by state prosecutors.