The Voice of Russia on April 12, 2012 released the following:
“Moscow will seek extradition of businessman Viktor Bout and pilot Konstatnin Yaroshenko from the US, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists in Washington, adding that he had discussed the issue with his US counterpart Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Lavrov said that Russia and the US are aware that such questions must be settled within the law.
Earlier this month a Federal District Court in Manhattan sentenced Bout to 25 years in prison after proclaiming him guilty of conspiring to kill Americans after trying to sell weapons to undercover American agents posing as members of a rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Russia condemned the verdict, calling it “baseless and biased”.
Konstatnin Yaroshenko neither committed any crime but was extradited from Africa to face drug smuggling charges and face a 20-year prison term.”
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