Released Butina to go back from U.S. to Russia on October 26
MOSCOW, October 25 (RAPSI) - Maria Butina convicted in U.S. of illegal activity as a foreign agent on Friday was released from prison and would return to Russia on October 26, Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova told RAPSI.
According to Moskalkova, the whole country monitored the situation and many people battled for Butina.
The ombudsman reminded that she had repeatedly applied to nearly all international organizations concerning jailed Russian woman, namely to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Council of Europe Secretary General and OSCE.
She also expressed hope that other Russians found themselves in a hard situation abroad would return home.
Butina was arrested in the United States in July 2018 and later was sentenced to 18 months in prison. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) claimed that the woman was fronting for Russia and forged friendly relationships with American officials.