In the state Duma asked the Secretary General of Amnesty International to protect the rights of Butynol

CC BY 2.0 / Pavel Starikov / ButinaМария Maria Butina. Archival photoIn the state Duma asked the Secretary General of Amnesty International to protect the rights of ButynolCC BY 2.0 / Pavel Starikov / Maria Butina

The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky sent to the Secretary General of Amnesty International Kumi Naidoo the letter with a request to protect the rights of the arrested in USA Russian women’s Butinai.

Butino detained in the USA in July, she faces up to 15 years in prison. Russian woman accused of conspiring an agent of a foreign government without registering with the U.S. Department of justice, as well as directly in the work of a foreign agent. Butina told the court about his innocence. The lawyer of Russians said that she wasn’t doing anything illegal, and her connections in the United States are fully explained by studies at the local University majoring in «international relations».

«We are witnessing the ongoing information campaign, the aim of which is to convince American public opinion that Butina connected with the Russian intelligence service,» the letter says Slutsky, which is available to RIA Novosti.

The head of the Committee noted that the US government still has not provided any «clear evidence of guilt» Butinai. In fact, said, all «crime» is that «she talked to the American citizens.» «We find it frivolous and absurd. Therefore, we believe the charges against Butinai biased and politically motivated. Therefore, we believe that Amnesty International as one of the most experienced, influential and recognized in the international human rights community are familiar with the details of the criminal case against Maria Butunoi» — says the politician.

The MP asked the Secretary General human rights organization to Express an opinion about whether Amnesty International of the actions of official authorities of the United States in the matter of Butynol as violations of human rights, preclude any possibility of the persecution of Russians for political reasons, and what measures are ready to be taken to protect her rights violated by the US authorities.

Slutsky told journalists that, in his opinion, international human rights organizations should not only pay attention to the case of Butynol, but also to take all measures for its protection. «What is happening with the Russian citizen, was arrested by US authorities on trumped-up charges — it is not a violation and mockery of human rights. Call Amnesty International and other organizations to be objective and not to look for «victims of arbitrary power» exclusively in Russia. Just look at the situation from Butini to understand that persecution of people for political reasons today are the United States,» he concluded.

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