Attorney booth commented on the filing by the Moscow friendly argument
WASHINGTON, Mar 25 — RIA Novosti. Submission of Russia to the friendly argument at the U.S. Supreme court in support of application for examination of the case of Victor bout is unprecedented and underlines its importance, said to RIA Novosti, the Russian defender Alexey Tarasov.
“We welcome this step, he will emphasize the importance of the case of Victor bout and value the issues that he touches,” said the lawyer.
Tarasov said that, according to him, the supply of friendly argument (Amicus curiae) on behalf of Russia in the U.S. Supreme court was the first time. The lawyer added that he is not the author of the document served on behalf of Russia as a sovereign state.
Amicus curiae is a written statement given by a third party who is not a plaintiff or a defendant, for example from an individual, organization or another state. The purpose of an Amicus curiae to help courts of justice, giving him information that will allow you to take legal and fair solution.
Previously friendly argument on behalf of Russia submitted to the court of appeal in the case of Konstantin Yaroshenko.
The U.S. Supreme court has previously registered an appeal filed in late February on behalf of the booth. The petition was assigned the number in the list of cases for trial, which is formal confirmation that the court has started consideration of the case. On the website of the Supreme court of the United States it was reported that the case materials will be submitted to the conference on March 31. Attorney booth expects that judges of the Supreme court of the United States can solve the issue of the proceedings of the booth at the end of March — beginning of April.
Bout was arrested in Thailand in March 2008 as a result of operation of U.S. intelligence and two years later brought to the United States, where he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. This period was minimal at articles in which he accused the Russians: preparation of a conspiracy to murder American citizens and American servicemen, training of collusion with intent to sell anti-aircraft missiles and training of conspiracy to provide material assistance to a terrorist organization.
In 2014, the protection of Russians filed a petition for reconsideration of the booth in connection with again opened circumstances, however, the court of first instance dismissed her. The defence then filed an appeal against this decision. The court of appeals in new York in mid-November 2016, refused to review the case.