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This document has been prepared by defense counsel of Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, former chief executive of the Yukos Oil Company, and of his business partner Platon L. Lebedev, who have been on trial since March 2009 in Moscow’s Khamovnichesky Court. The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of the prosecution’s presentation of its case against the defendants, which ran from April 21, 2009 to March 29, 2010. This document is part of a series of legal summaries issued by defense counsel as the case has unfolded. Certain elements of the analysis herein may be impacted by developments in court as the trial continues to unfold. This document does not purport to list all the violations of due process and examples of prosecutorial misconduct which occurred during the presentation of the prosecution’s case. A more detailed and definitive summary report, to be issued following the trial, will supersede this document.

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