NEW YORK, January 13. /Corr. Ivan Sawyers/. The Russian citizen Viktor bout, who is serving a prison sentence in the United States, once again allowed to call his family members and to make full use of the shop of the penitentiary. This was announced on Tuesday, the lawyer of the Russian citizen Alexei Tarasov.
These rights Booth was denied on October 6 last year due to the fact that worrying about their health, raised in solitary confinement Kombucha. This symbiosis of yeast and acetic bacteria turns into sweet and sour, slightly carbonated beverage, which in Russia are called “tea kvass”. Prison officers felt that in the tea fungus contains a certain proportion of alcohol and imposed on Russian punishment of 90 days under the pretext that he allegedly manufactured alcoholic drink.
In the USA the protection of Viktor bout filed an appeal because of the refusal of the court to review his case
“Now that term has expired, – said Tarasov. – That Booth couldn’t call his wife and mother, was the main problem. In addition, he was forbidden to buy in the prison shop products and anything at all apart from soap and shampoo”. “For booth that was very important, because the prison food is bad, and Victor bought more healthy, – the lawyer added. Now all these restrictions are removed”.
Tarasov recalled that Booth in October under the terms of the punishment for cultivation of tea fungus was also deprived of “discounts from prison term” for a duration of 41 days. “These days they took, they never will return,” he explained.
Viktor Bout was arrested in 2008 in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, on a warrant issued by a local court on request of the United States. Against him brought charges of illegal weapon supplies to group the Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia, which is considered in the USA as a terrorist organization. In 2010, bout was extradited to the USA. In April 2012 he was sentenced to 25 years in prison and a monetary fine in the amount of 15 million dollars.
The Russian is serving time in located in 500 km to the South from Chicago jail Marion.