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Khodorkovsky on private visit to Israel: spokesman

  • (FILES) A photo taken on December 22, 2013 in Berlin shows Russian former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky arriving at a press conference at the Wall Museum after his stunning release from a Russian prison and lightning transfer to Germany. AFP PHOTO / DAVID GANNON

GENEVA: Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was freed by Moscow last month after a decade in jail, has traveled from Switzerland to Israel on a private visit, his spokesman said Friday.

Khodorkovsky, who left Germany to join his family in Switzerland on Sunday, "is on a short private visit" in Israel, his spokesman David Krikler told AFP, confirming news reports.

 
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