SEVASTOPOL, November 26. /Offset. TASS Andrei Medina/. The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova would seek a response from US regarding submitted to the President of Donald trump’s appeal for pardon to the Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko. About the Ombudsman reported on Sunday, TASS reported.
“I will speak with the American Ambassador to Russia] about Yaroshenko, in relation to him I have submitted to the President [USA] the appeal for clemency, did not receive any response, in our country it is not accepted that the treatment of anyone on the destiny of man has not found a response and official response. From Yaroshenko crime at all was committed not in the territory of the United States, nevertheless he is in prison, feels bad, lost all his teeth, he had no meetings with his wife, because there is very tough. It would be unfair to the new President not to render act of mercy upon this man,” – said Moskalkova.
She added that the pardon Yaroshenko would be a very good step by the US in the way of humanitarian cooperation. However, she said, while meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Russia did not take place and is not planned.
In addition to the fate of Yaroshenko Moskalkova plans to discuss with the US Ambassador and the fate of the Russians, accused by the U.S. of cybercrime. “I speak [with the Ambassador] about our compatriots, which at the request of the U.S. extraditability on charges of cyber crime, such charges were filed,” said the Ombudsman, adding that it is also necessary to establish on the territory of what state the crimes were committed, which accused the Russians.
Moskalkova previously reported that intends to discuss with the new US Ambassador John Huntsman the situation with Konstantin Yaroshenko, sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Yaroshenko was sentenced in September 2011 to 20 years in prison, in the US, the Russian was taken from Liberia, where he was arrested on may 28, 2010. Acting under the cover of American agents of the Federal Directorate for combating drug trafficking allegedly caught him in criminal intent on the transportation of large quantities of cocaine. Yaroshenko is serving a sentence in prison Fort Dix in new Jersey. Official representatives of the Russian authorities and the family of the pilot has repeatedly appealed to US with the request to extradite Yaroshenko.