Monday 23 October 2017

Switzerland gives Khodorkovsky three-month Schengen visa

Freed Russian Mikhail Khodorkovsky has applied for a Swiss visa (AP)
Freed Russian Mikhail Khodorkovsky has applied for a Swiss visa (AP)

Switzerland has granted a three-month visa to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian former oil tycoon who was released from prison earlier two weeks ago.

The visa allows the former Yukos oil tycoon to travel within the Schengen area, which includes the majority of the European Union and several countries outside the bloc, including Switzerland.

Switzerland's foreign ministry confirmed it was granting a visa in a brief statement, but said it would give no further details, citing data protection reasons.

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