Russia submitted for consideration by the U.S. Supreme court, the arguments used in support of the decision to cancel the sentence of Russian citizen Viktor bout, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence in an American prison. On Saturday, March 25, RIA Novosti reported, citing his lawyer Alexei Tarasov.
The lawyer explained that the so-called friendly argument (Amicus Curiae) for the “norms of international law, particularly extraterritorial jurisdiction.” “This increases the opportunity for positive consideration of our request,” — said Tarasov.
“This is the first time Russia takes this argument to the Supreme court… the U.S. Department of justice had no objection to the submission of the Russian Federation the document”, — the lawyer added.
Protection booth appealed his conviction to the U.S. Supreme court on February 22. In March it became known that the Prosecutor’s office refused to file objections against the revision of the sentence of Russian. Tarasov explained that in the case of adoption petitions for review before the Supreme court will examine only the arguments of lawyers of the Russian.
In April 2012, Bout was found guilty in U.S. court to conspiracy to sell weapons to the organization “Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia” (FARC), which in the United States related to terrorism. A Russian citizen pleaded not guilty.
The businessman was arrested in Thailand in March 2008 at the request of Washington. According to open sources, the reason for the detention was the record of the negotiations on arms with his participation made by undercover agents of Management on struggle against drugs of the USA.