Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky may seek UK asylum: report

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, pictured on June 17, 2015, said he might apply for political asylum in Britain after Moscow issued an international warrant for his arrestTop Russian opposition leader Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Wednesday said he might apply for political asylum in Britain after Moscow issued an international warrant for his arrest. Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest man but later imprisoned for 10 years after falling foul of President Vladimir Putin, told the BBC the Russian leader still saw him as a threat. “Definitely I’m considering asking for asylum in the UK,” said the Kremlin critic, who already spends much of his time in London.

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