Protection of Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko, who was convicted in the U.S. on charges of smuggling narcotic substances, has filed arguments with the court of appeals of the Second district Federal appeals in new York, said Last news, his lawyer Alexei Tarasov.
"Today we have filed arguments with the court of appeal Second appellate district of the United States, which require cancellation of the decision of district judge jed Rakov and either close the case or send it for reconsideration in the district court in connection with again opened circumstances ", - said the lawyer.
according to his statement, on page 71 the main text of the document and the 218 pages of the application Protection States that " the case Yaroshenko has gone beyond the authority of individual trial desires and affects 2 countries, Russia and the United States."
"After the abduction of Constantine the U.S. agents kidnapped about 20 citizens of Russia ", - said Tarasov.
The main argument of protection in appellate argumentation acts "against the U.S. Toscanino" considered in the court of appeals in new York in 1974. Then the court decided to reverse a guilty verdict of the district court in connection with the fact that they were judged stolen within any particular country, tortured and subjected to court in violation of the legal norms of other countries.
analysis Tarasova, a similar situation occurred with Konstantin Yaroshenko, who was captured by American intelligence agencies in Liberia, kidnapped and tortured." We managed to get the testimony of an employee of the Liberian intelligence service, who said that for a bribe of $ 100, He helped kidnap and in the past 2 days was questioned Yaroshenko, " said the lawyer. According to his statement, shown in the arguments of judicial precedent requires that " the U.S. Supreme court did not want from its jurisdiction in the case Yaroshenko ".
in addition, According to Tarasova, the Defense presents evidence that U.S. intelligence agencies had collected evidence against Yaroshenko in Ukraine illegally and in violation of the Treaty on mutual legal assistance. He said that the Ukrainian side some time ago informed about this U.S. attorney General, who at the time was Eric holder, however, the reaction has not followed.
The defense contends that collected by the team of lawyers these allow you to " catch the U.S. agents and prosecutors new York prosecutors in outright fabrication of the case and concealment of evidence ".
Yaroshenko in 2010 was brought to the U.S. from Liberia. In 2011, He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of conspiring to smuggle drugs into the front end of the operation of special services. He is serving his sentence in prison in Fort Dix (new Jersey). First in may, judge jed Cancers refused the protection of Yaroshenko in conducting the reconsideration process.