(Correct dollars to euros in headline)
MOSCOW/STRASBOURG, July 31 The European Court of
Human Rights (ECHR) awarded shareholders in Yukos 1.9 billion
euros in compensation after the former oil company argued Russia
had unlawfully deprived the company of its possessions by
imposing bogus taxes and a sham auction of its key asset.
Just days after some of Yukos's former shareholders won $50
billion in The Hague, the Strasbourg-based court said Russia
should also pay 300,000 euros in costs and expenses, plus any
tax that may be chargeable.
(Reporting by Megan Davies and Vladimir Soldatkin in Moscow and
Gilbert Reilhac in Strasbourg, editing by Elizabeth Piper)