24 Jun 2010 19:43

Court drops criminal case against Alexanyan

MOSCOW. June 24 (Interfax) - Moscow's Simonovsky Court has dropped a criminal case against ailing former Yukos vice president Vasily Alexanyan.

The court accepted a petition from the defendant's lawyer, an Interfax correspondent said. Alexanyan's lawyer asked to drop charges because the statute of limitation on his client's charges has expired.

The defendant made a personal court appearance on Thursday morning against advice from his doctors.