The HRC asked the Americans to stand up for the arrested Butino
The head of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov asked the Americans to make efforts for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of the arrested Russians Maria Butunoi. Corresponding letter he sent to the Chairman of the Commission on civil rights United States Catherine Lamon, according to the website of the HRC.
According to Fedotov, the arrest of Butynol is excessive, especially in the spring of 2018 she has already testified before the special Committee of the Senate on intelligence, US.
The official has noticed that in spite of the obvious interest in the Russian American intelligence services, she never tried to leave the United States or take refuge in the Embassy of the Russian Federation.
Butina was detained on July 15 in Washington. She was accused of attempt of penetration in companies that had an influence on American politics. According to the U.S. Department of justice, Butina acted on the orders of senior officials in the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, not revealing the fact that is an agent of the Russian government.
Initially, the woman was suspected of “conspiracy to work as a foreign agent without registering”. Subsequently, the Ministry of justice said the accusation that the article “the Work of a foreign agent without registering”. To it threatens till 15 years of imprisonment.