Markin said the court had issued an international arrest warrant for Khodorkovsky, who spends much of his time in London, Reuters reports.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's Investigative Committee has indicted one of Russia's opposition leaders, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, in absentia in the murder of Nefteyugansk Mayor Vladimir Petukhov.

Read alsoKhodorkovsky: new Russian revolution "inevitable""Based on the results of the investigation and operational services, it is well established the involvement of Mikhail Khodorkovsky in the murder and attempted murder," read the report. "No important decision in Yukos was taken without Khodorkovsky's team."

The investigators say that Khodorkovsky, as a shareholder and Yukos CEO, instructed his subordinate employees... to kill Petukhov and Rybin, whose official activities were contrary to the interests of Yukos.