Protection Martysheva filed a petition for his release

Protection of the condemned in the USA for 6.5 years for computer crimes against a citizen of Russia Yuri Martysheva filed a petition for exemption in respect of concerns for his health amid the spread of the coronavirus, said to RIA Novosti, his lawyer Aleksey Tarasov.

"Martyshev very concerned about the pandemic coronavirus… he has lung problems, and he fears that if the virus will catch it, it can cause serious complications", – said Tarasov.

According to the lawyer, the defence filed a petition for the release of Martysheva.

"Martyshev has served more than 50% of your prison line, and we ask the Bureau of prisons of the United States to reduce sentences", – said Tarasov.

At the end of March Tarasov has informed that intends to address in court with the request to release another convicted in the U.S. of Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko – because of fears for his health in light of the threat of the spread of coronavirus. Tarasov noted that he is in touch with other customers, including Martyshev.

The court in the U.S. city of Alexandria, Virginia 19 April 2019 sentenced Russian citizen Yuri Martysheva to 6.5 years in prison for computer crimes suffered by companies and individuals in the United States. In addition, Martysheva ordered to pay damages in excess of $ 8 million. The penalty is calculated from the moment of detention in Latvia in April 2017, from which he was extradited to the United States. Thus, after the verdict a year ago the Russians with Latvian citizenship, had to spend in prison for more than four years. The verdict was the result of the recognition by Martyrium of guilt and agreement with the investigation. Martyshev admitted that he created a computer service on which it was possible to verify that antivirus programs can detect certain files or programs.

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