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Lavrov in a conversation with Pompeo has urged to stop prosecution by Butina - RIA Novosti, 8/23/2018


MOSCOW, 23 Aug — RIA Novosti. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in telephone conversation with the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged to stop immediately prosecution of Russian Maria by Butina, it is said in the statement of the Russian foreign policy ведомства.CC of BY 2.0/Pavel Starikov/Maria Butina Moscow has demanded from Washington to close case against Butina "the Russian minister has urged to stop immediately prosecution under a cover-up of the citizen of Russia by M.V. Butina, has once again drawn attention to a situation with K.V. Yaroshenko, V.A. Booth and other Russians who have appeared in the American prisons in defiance of the procedures provided by the bilateral Contract on mutual legal assistance on criminal cases of 1999" — it is said in the statement on the website of the ministry. 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, on Friday it have transferred to prison of Alexandria (near the capital).© REUTERS/Alexandria Sheriff's Office of Torture and humiliation: The USA has invented "justice" the Russian diplomats urgently have visited on Saturday 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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