Russia: Moscow offered 15 US citizens for arms dealer Viktor Bout, says wife

Russian officials offered to exchange up to 15 US citizens serving sentences in Russia for convicted Russian arms dealer Victor Bout, revealed his wife Alla Bout at a press conference in the Russian Consulate General building in New York on Tuesday. Alla Bout said «some steps taken by Russian government» to agree a prisoner swap but the US side refused the offer, stating that the citizens were of... Еще «little interest» to them. She added that the US continues to imprison Bout «as a warning to others». She also accused the US government of running «a calculated public opinion campaign» against her husband. «It is [useless] for me to apply to American funds from the point of view of some defence lawyers, I think, they would rather advocate for Sentsov and Pussy Riot activists than Victor Bout.» The man widely known as the 'Merchant of Death' is serving a 25-year prison term at a Virginia jail after being convicted of illegally selling weapons to the FARC in 2011.
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