The Thai court in Bangkok has started the reconsideration of the decision on extradition of Russian businessman Viktor Bout to the US. Bout’s lawyer filed the relevant demand back in 2010.
Bout was arrested in Thailand in 2008 following the request from the US authorities.
In 2010 he was extradited to New York. His lawyers claim this was done with the violation of the local legislation.
The US accuses Bout of illegal weapon trade but he denied the accusations. The jury court on Bout’s case was slated on October 11.
This article was published by The Voice of Russia on August 10, 2011. Thanks to @DOBROYEUTRO for sending the article to us.
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