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Advocaat Butina has asked court to release her from custody - RIA Novosti, 8/25/2018


WASHINGTON, 25 Aug — RIA Novosti. Russian Maria's lawyer Butina detained in the USA on a charge of work as the agent of the Russian Federation without the corresponding registration Robert Driscoll has asked court to release her from custody, it is told Butina can forbid the lawyer to transfer information of media in the documents of court which have been at the disposal of RIA of Новости.CC BY 2.0/Pavel Starikov/Maria Butina US Attorney Office "the Defendant Maria Butina has given request for release waiting for trial within the supervising PSA program on the terms of house arrest with use of electronic control devices" — it is said in the document. In the petition submitted on Friday Driscoll has emphasized that the statements of the authorities that Butina can leave the country, are exaggerated and have under themselves no reasons. According to him, charge has also not enough proofs that Butina contacted from the representative of the Russian intelligence agencies. Driscoll has noted that his client has arrived in the USA as the student and didn't enter the professional relations with the former Russian senator Alexander Torshin as he approves charge. Butina was detained in the USA in July, threatens her up to 15 years of prison. She is accused of conspiring with the purpose of work as the agent of the foreign government without registration at Ministry of Justice of the USA and also actually of work as the foreign agent. Butina has declared in court the innocence. The judge has decided to arrest the Russian. The next meeting on her business has to take place on September 10. Till August 17 Butina was supported in prison of Washington, and then she was transferred to prison of Alexandria (near the capital). © RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov to Pass into an image bank Lavrov in a conversation with Pompeo has urged to stop prosecution of Butinoyv the last Saturday the Russian diplomats urgently have visited the Russian in new prison where she is supported in isolation in the solitary confinement. As has declared embassy, "after monthly keeping in the Washington prison the Russian citizen without any prevention was on Friday evening transferred to prison of the city of Alexandria, at the same time have taken away all things, including books, towels, sneakers, sanitary products". There have added that "stay in capital prison has ended with humiliating personal inspection with full undressing". The diplomatic mission with indignation has noted that "Maria was transported under guard in shackles, at the same time nobody has found time to explain what occurs and where she is carried". According to embassy, Butina has spent the next 12 hours "in the quarantine camera without food, with the turned-on light and practically without dream", "she is going to be kept locked up in the solitary confinement". The embassy has stated that it will continue to try to obtain release by Butina and will send to State Department of the USA the next demarche with rigid assessment of the unacceptable methods applied to the Russian citizen and the requirement of normal, human reaction to the events. Your browser doesn't support this format of video.

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