Moscow hopes that US Judge Shira Scheindlin's words about Viktor Bout's "excessive and inappropriate" sentence will pave the way toward his repatriation.
US Judge Shira Scheindlin “de facto recognized fabricated” the case of Viktor Bout who is serving a 25-year sentence in the US over allegedly conspiring to kill US citizens and supporting terrorism, the wife of the Russian businessman, Alla Bout, said Wednesday.
US Judge Shira Scheindlin, who sentenced Russian businessman Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison in 2012 over allegedly conspiring to kill US citizens, believes the punishment to be excessive.
US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft dismissed on Tuesday suggestions that Russian nationals Viktor Bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko could be transferred from prisons in the United States.
Moscow considers it possible to transfer Russian nationals Viktor Bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko from the United States to their home country under the Council of Europe's Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.
Conditions in US prisons fail to meet the extensive financing of almost a million dollars per inmate per year, Russian national Viktor Bout convicted in the United States for selling weapons to US agents, said.
Washington is not considering possibility of prison exchange of Ukrainian national Nadezhda Savchenko exchange for Russian citizens Konstantin Yaroshenko and Viktor Bout, according to spokesman for the US Embassy in Moscow William Stevens.
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Disciplinary prison restrictions against Russian businessman Viktor Bout were lifted last week, Bout’s attorney Alexei Tarasov told Sputnik.
Moscow will not stop efforts to release Russian national Viktor Bout convicted in the United States for selling weapons to US agents, Russian Foreign Ministry's Human Rights Ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov said Thursday.
Viktor Bout’s attorney Alexei Tarasov claims that the US government’s recent decision to lift sanctions against the Russian businessman will make it easier to defend him in court.
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"The fact that he is funny and buffoonish, that doesn’t gel with his image of himself"
Moscow continues to call on the US to respect the rights of Russian national Viktor Bout, Russian Foreign Ministry's Human Rights Ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov said Tuesday.
Attorney Alexei Tarasov said that the defense team representing Russian businessman Viktor Bout will submit an appeal to US court on Friday.
US District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin claims that a UN Security Council resolution that lifted sanctions against Viktor Bout cannot be accepted as new evidence in an effort to overturn his conviction.
Recent developments within the UN Security Council will be raised before a US judge as evidence for reversing Russian national Viktor Bout’s conviction, the businessman’s attorney Alexei Tarasov told Sputnik on Monday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday that it believed the case against convicted Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence in the United States, had been fabricated by U.S. special services.
Moscow protests a New York court's refusal to review the case of Russian national Viktor Bout, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.