The Russian foreign Ministry believes that the bout case was fabricated by U.S. intelligence

The Russian foreign Ministry believes that the bout case was fabricated by U.S. intelligence


In the U.S. didn’t want booth to ensure fair justice and trying to break his resistance to harsh conditions of detention, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

MOSCOW, 27 Jan. A fabricated case, which in the U.S. sentenced Russian citizen Viktor Bout and are confident that it would have fallen apart under impartial court, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

Bout was arrested in Bangkok in March 2008 in a special operation of U.S. intelligence and later exported to the USA, where then was sentenced to 25 years in prison. It accused of conspiring to sell weapons to a terrorist organization. In summer, the protection of Russians filed a petition for reconsideration, however, this Monday the petition had been rejected.

“The failure of the court even to hold a public hearing for consideration of additional arguments about the innocence of the booth with the participation of numerous witnesses protection issues the concerns that fabricated US intelligence services business will simply fall apart in front of everyone. What it would happen if impartial adjudication, confirms, in particular, the recent exclusion of Russia from the sanctions lists of the UN, which, in fact, the American jury relied in rendering a guilty verdict,” — said in comments Zakharova, released on Tuesday.

“In the U.S., however, not only did not want booth to ensure fair justice, but trying to break his resistance to harsh conditions of detention. Requirements for re-sentencing him for six months extended the stay in the prison block of strict regime, where our compatriot, and so unjustly held for more than three years”, — said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.