27 Dec 2010 09:38

Judge arrives in court to read sentence in second Khodorkovsky case

MOSCOW. DEC 27 (Interfax) - Viktor Danilkin, who chairs the trial of the case involving Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev, arrived in the Khamovnichesky Court, where the reading of the sentence is expected to begin on Monday, on Monday morning.

Justice Danilkin entered the court building at 7:30 a.m. and recommended that journalists come further away from the building as the roof was being cleaned from snow, an Interfax correspondent has reported.

Court officials have confirmed that the reading of the sentence will begin on Monday.

"I think so," court secretary Natalya Vasilyeva said responding to a question from Interfax.

The first people to come to the Khamovnichesky court building on Monday were foreign reporters and television journalists. Officials from the special bailiff service have also come to the building.