Russian diplomats met with Konstantin Yaroshenko in prison in the United States


NEW YORK, April 3. /TASS/. Russian diplomats visited the detainees in prison in the United States of Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko, who in the course of conversation complained of unreasonable searches and negative attitude on the part of management.

This is stated in the message, posted Monday on the official page of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in new York on Twitter.

“1 April, with the support of the Embassy [of the Russian Federation in the United States] was organized a meeting of diplomats of the Consulate General [of the Russian Federation in new York] Konstantin Yaroshenko in prison “Fort Dix”, in which he complained publicly unreasonable searches and searches without apparent reason and negative personal attitude on the part of Russophobic configured of a senior prison officer” – said in a statement.

According to diplomats, the Russians suggested that “it is trying to provoke violation of the regime with the aim of further translation in solitary confinement and obstruction to communication with the relatives and with the media.” “In the management of the prison was sent a formal appeal with the requirement of observance of legitimate rights Konstantin Yaroshenko,” – said the Embassy. “The Consulate General keeps the situation under constant control”, – stated in the message.

Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko was convicted in the US in September 2011 to 20 years in prison. In the US it was brought from Liberia, where he was arrested in may 2010. Acting under the cover of American agents of the Federal Directorate for combating drug trafficking allegedly caught Yaroshenko of criminal intent on the transportation of large quantities of cocaine.

The Russian denies wrongdoing and believes his arrest as a provocation and the case was fabricated. Official representatives of the Russian authorities and the family of the pilot has repeatedly appealed to US with the request to extradite Yaroshenko.

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