Russia protested the prison administration in the United States, which contains Butina

CC BY 2.0 / Pavel Starikov / ButinaМария Maria Butina. Archival photoRussia protested the prison administration in the United States, which contains ButinaCC BY 2.0 / Pavel Starikov / Maria Butina

Moscow has strongly protested to the prison management in the United States, which contains Russian Maria Butina, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

«We are appalled by the pressure that the American government have on the citizen of Russia Maria Butina, who was arrested in the US last summer on trumped up charges. Once again tightened its mode content. It provides complete isolation for 22 hours a day, Maria is not qualified medical assistance,» Zakharova said at the briefing.

«The leadership of the prison expressed a strong protest with the demand to stop these abuses. In the US state Department sent a note with a hard move on this issue», — said Zakharov.

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».

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