About 100 citizens of Russia are now in us prisons. This was stated by Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov, noting that the pretexts of the Russians was put in solitary confinement, deprived of medical care and medicines, restrict the calls to relatives.
According to him, the concern is the practice of arrest of the Russians in third countries at the request of Washington. Since 2008, recorded 53 cases. “We reject these actions of the United States, condemn deployed by the American side to “hunt” for our citizens”, – TASS quoted the Ambassador.
the Diplomat expressed the hope that compatriots can return home either by Amnesty or by the Council of Europe Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons from 1983. Russia expects that the American authorities will consider the Russians already served prison terms.
Recall that in may Anatoly Antonov wrote an open letter to the state Department, the U.S. justice Department and the Federal Bureau of prisons with a request to release in American prisons the Russians because of the situation coronaviruses. To show humanism against the background of the pandemic had previously called for the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in the message addressed to the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.