Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving in the U.S. 20-year prison term, was invited to prison journalists of the British newspaper the Guardian to conduct an independent investigation into his case. On Wednesday, August 2, the newspaper “Izvestia”, received a copy of the letter of the prisoner.
Yaroshenko says that he got the article of the journalist Udita Bhattacharjee about his case, however, the material is no review of the pilot. “I would be happy if You or another journalist of “the guardian” visited me in prison, so I can give an accurate account,” he writes. — “For some reason, ignored the opportunity to contact me to find out who is in reality there was Konstantin Yaroshenko”.
The pilot’s daughter Catherine told me that the letter was sent to the office of Guardian and personally Bhattacharjee in mid-July, but so far it’s only a formal notification letter.
July 4, Yaroshenko wrote a letter to the President of the United States Donald Trump. In the pilot said that serving a sentence for illegal and unjust sentence, but hopes for humanity.
Yaroshenko was sentenced by a U.S. court to 20 years in prison in September 2011. He was convicted of conspiracy to smuggle drugs. In the U.S. it was brought from Liberia, where he was arrested on may 28, 2010. Worked under cover agents of the Federal administration in the United States to combat drug trafficking allegedly caught the Russians in a criminal intent on the transportation of large quantities of cocaine.