Mikhail Khodorkovsky Swiss Visa

December 26, 2013 by  

Mikhail Khodorkovsky Swiss Visa, Former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky has applied for a Swiss visa, less than a week after his pardon and release from a Russian prison, authorities said Wednesday.

Swiss Foreign Ministry spokesman Stefan von Below confirmed to CNN that Khodorkovsky — who had been jailed since 2003 and was convicted in 2005 of tax evasion and fraud — submitted a request for a three-month Schengen visa at the Swiss Embassy in Berlin on Christmas Eve. Von Below said Khodorkovsky’s application most likely would be processed in the next couple of days.

Schengen visas entitle citizens of the European Union the right to travel, work and live in any EU country without special formalities and enable their holders to move through participating countries without being subjected to border checks.

Pavel Khodorkovsky said his father applied for a regular visa and there was no discussion of asylum for now.

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