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MOSCOW – A jailed lawyer for the embattled Yukos oil company has come off a hunger strike after suffering health problems, her lawyer said Tuesday.

MOSCOW – A jailed lawyer for the embattled Yukos oil company has come off a hunger strike after suffering health problems, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Svetlana Bakhmina, who is charged in connection with a 6-year-old case involving alleged asset-stripping at a Yukos subsidiary, began a hunger strike March 3 to protest after investigators refused to give her permission to speak to her two sons, ages 7 and 3. She was taken in for questioning in early December and charged soon after.

Bakhmina’s lawyer Olga Kozyreva said that her client had still not received permission to speak with her children and came off the hunger strike on Saturday after suffering from kidney problems.

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