TASS, July 11. The Russian Embassy in the United States requires the us authorities to take measures to provide medical assistance to Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko, translated at the end of June from the transit prison in new York to prison in the city of Danbury (Connecticut). This is the representative of Embassy of the Russian Federation has informed on Wednesday to journalists.
“As planned, the representative of the Embassy held a telephone conversation with the Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko, previously transferred to serve in prison Danbury in Connecticut, he said. – During the meeting, the Russians noted the reluctance of the prison administration to provide him with necessary medical care. These terms and conditions represent a risk to life and health of our citizens. The Embassy sent the state Department a note with the requirement to take measures to improve the conditions of his detention”.
“In contacts with the American authorities insist on the return of a Russian citizen to his Homeland on humanitarian grounds,” – said the Russian diplomat.
Yaroshenko was sentenced in the United States on 7 September 2011 to 20 years in prison. He denies wrongdoing and believes his arrest as a provocation, and the case is fabricated. In the US the pilot 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 Yaroshenko of criminal intent on the transportation of large quantities of cocaine.
Until recently, Yaroshenko was in prison Fort Dix (new Jersey). In June he was transferred to prison in Danbury, with a capacity of more than 1400 prisoners. The official authorities of the Russian Federation repeatedly addressed to US with the request to transfer Yaroshenko Russian side.