The Russian Embassy in Washington, the arrest of a Russian Novel Seleznyov consider illegal. On Friday, April 21, reported RIA Novosti in the Embassy, adding that the court verdict will be appealed.
“We believe that the arrest of a Russian illegal, he was in fact kidnapped from the territory of a third country. According to available information, the lawyers will appeal the court decision”, — stated in the Russian Embassy.
Earlier on April 21 the court of Seattle (USA) has sentenced a Russian citizen Novel Seleznev to 27 years of imprisonment on charges of fraud.
“The sentence is totally disproportionate and unjustified. On Monday, April 24, will be filed with the notice of intention to appeal,” said TASS, the lawyer of Igor Litvak.
The father of the Russian state Duma Deputy Vladimir Seleznev, called the verdict a foregone conclusion and cannibalistic.
August 25, 2016, the 32-year-old Russian was found guilty on 38 criminal counts of 40. The prosecution indicated they suffered damages in the amount of $ 170 million. In the course of the trial, prosecutors argued that in 2014 the detention of Roman Seleznev on his computer was found to be 1.7 million stolen credit card numbers.
Roman Seleznev was seized by agents of the U.S. Secret service in the Maldives in July 2014, and then exported to the United States. Protection of the Russians, his father, the Deputy of the State Duma Valery Seleznev, as well as the Russian foreign Ministry called the arrest of a Russian citizen’s kidnapping and violation of international law.