The court denied Butinai translated from solitary confinement

© AP PhotoМария Butina. Archival photoThe court denied Butinai translated from solitary confinement© AP Photo

The district court in Washington, D.C., refused the Russian’s Butinai accused of illegal work in the Russian government’s request to transfer her from solitary confinement to the General conditions, reports CBS TV channel.

Judge Tanya Chutkan said that lawyers the Russians failed to provide sufficient evidence in support of its request. According to the TV station with reference to the judge, they did not provide data on the current case law on this issue, does not have reference to the laws and presented its own understanding, «based on rumors and guesses» about why butyne was isolated.

Earlier, the lawyers, the Russians demanded to transfer her from solitary confinement to the General conditions. According to protection, Butina was already held in solitary confinement for a total of 67 days. As noted by the lawyers, again, she was placed in solitary confinement only for sharing the phone number of your attorney with the cellmate. The prison did not present Butinai any disciplinary punishment. The prosecution opposed it on General terms.

The Russian Embassy in Washington has already announced that protested the state Department because it believes it is the pressure on the defendant. In addition, as Butynol worsened, she began to have attacks of claustrophobia, said the Embassy. The defense said in the motion that Butina held in solitary confinement, which is a steel cage the size of a Parking place.

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».