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Khodorkovsky: Amnesty unlikely for father

December 19th, 2013
01:46 PM ET

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to pardon jailed oligarch and Kremlin opponent Mikhail Khodorkovsky, he said Thursday.

This comes as Russian lawmakers backed a sweeping amnesty law Wednesday and as the nation's human rights is in the spotlight as the country prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in February.

The amnesty, to mark the anniversary of the adoption of Russia's post-Communist constitution in 1993, will be applied to thousands of Russian prisoners, the state-run RIA Novosti reported.

Becky spoke to Pavel Khodorkovsky about his thoughts before this "unlikely" announcement.

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