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The US Embassy criticized the conditions of Bout and Seleznev in prison

The building of the Russian Embassy in Washington. File photoWASHINGTON, May 21.The Russian Embassy in the United States called the situation related to the refusal to provide medical assistance to the Russians Viktor Bout and Roman Seleznev, who are held in American prisons, unacceptable. This is stated in a statement published on the Telegram channel of the diplomatic mission. The Embassy noted that the Russians continue to experience serious health problems, but they are not given the opportunity to undergo a qualified examination, as well as receive the necessary medicines.

" an unacceptable situation related to the refusal to provide medical care to Russian citizens V.A. Butu and R.V. Seleznev, held in American prisons", the statement says.

The diplomatic mission added that the authorities of the United States have been ignoring his requests for several months. The embassy considers such an attitude unacceptable. The statement emphasizes the obligation of the United States towards the imprisoned Russians in their territory. The embassy urged to take the necessary measures to urgently help compatriots.Ryabkov: Russia is not ready to talk about exchanging Bout for a basketball player from the United States Viktor Bout was arrested in Thailand at the request of Washington in 2008 as a result of a provocative operation by American intelligence services and taken to the United States. The Russian was accused of preparing a conspiracy to kill American citizens and provide material support for terrorism. Bout denies the accusations on all counts. In Thailand, he won two extradition proceedings in the first instance, but then, at the appeal stage, the decisions of the courts of first instance were canceled. Despite the fact that the Russian was still under the jurisdiction of the court of the Asian kingdom, he was taken to the United States with gross violations of both Thai and American laws. sentence under sane articles – 25 years in prison. Booth has served more than half of that time.The Russian Embassy responded to the State Department's call to release two Americans In July 2014, it became known that US secret service agents in the Maldives had detained Roman Seleznev, the son of State Duma deputy from the LDPR Valery Seleznev. Then he was taken to the States. Seleznev’s defense, his father, and the Russian Foreign Ministry called the incident a kidnapping and a violation of international law. In August 2016, Seleznev was found guilty in the United States of cyber fraud, in particular, of stealing credit card data and organizing online fraud that caused losses of $ 170 million. In April 2017, he was sentenced to 27 years in prison. As part of the second criminal case, Seleznev admitted that since January 2009 he had been a member of the international group of cyber fraudsters, which carried out transactions on the Internet with stolen credit cards and committed other fraudulent activities. In November 2017, a federal court sentenced the Russian to 14 years in prison. According to the US Department of Justice, the new term was not added to the previous one. According to the court decision, Seleznev, along with other defendants, must pay a total of about $ 53 million. to Booth


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