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Judge orders Rosneft CEO Sechin to appear as witness in bribery case

Judge orders Rosneft CEO Sechin to appear as witness in bribery case
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge on Wednesday ordered Igor Sechin, the head of Russian oil major Rosneft, to appear as a witness in trial of ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev. Ulyukayev was dismissed and put under house arrest in November over allegations he extorted a $2 million (£1.5 million) bribe from Rosneft. He denies the charges. The former minister was detained at Rosneft's Moscow headquarters. (Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Jack Stubbs)
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