The family of the Russian businessman Victor booth serving 25-year sentence in the United States and Russian diplomats in the U.S. capital lost touch with the Russians, said Last news the businessman's wife Alla Bout.
Viktor bout was arrested in Thailand on us request in 2008 in the end, the provocative operations of the American special services and brought to the United States. In 2012, a jury in new York found the Russian guilty of preparing a conspiracy for the assassination of the US population and material support of terrorism.
"On the 26th of July one of my husband's friends received a letter from him in prison e-mail, written 23 August, this is a normal delay of 3 days because of censorship. The letter stated that at the conclusion of the 36 cases of coronavirus infection. Not waiting for a call Victor this week, I went to the Russian Ambassador's residence in the capital of the USA, and I said that the foreign Ministry staff have the ability to call the Federal penitentiary in Marion Where he is, because there is No one picks up the phone ", she said.
in the letter, booth, written on July 23, which is available to the Last news , it is reported that the coronavirus infection, which until July in Federal prison Marion (southern Illinois) there was literally, began to spread there in the last 3 weeks.
According to booth, first became ill 3 persons, And is currently sick for 36." Several people from the number of ill prisoners suffer severe COVID-19, in practice, oppose life ", - said in the letter.
"Victor I said in the 1st of negotiations on the phone Not so long ago, that their prison was transferred to the quarantine of prisoners from the prisons Where most got sick. How can you send people who have a suspected infection with a coronavirus, quarantined to a healthy? Where is any logic? But it was decided by someone in the leadership of the Bureau of prisons of the United States. What people thought?" - outraged wife Russian.
"most likely, there were introduced more strict quarantine, no longer issue of cameras is taken literally. In recent months, during the isolation, released once a day for a very short time, it was possible to go out into the courtyard of the block and breathe some fresh air, " said she.
"If you take call from home on 22 July, Victor was Not out of contact for ten days," - said the wife of the Russian businessman.
in her expressions, this happened a couple of times in 12 and a half years of his incarceration, except when he was punished with a ban on phone calls and emails for some " disciplinary infraction ", like the cultivation of tea fungus in the camera or unresolved conversation with the journalist of the TV channel RT.
Viktor Bout denies the charges on all counts. In Thailand, he has won two of the process for extradition in the first instance, but then, on appeal, decisions of courts of first instance annulled. While still under the jurisdiction of the Thai court, Bout was taken to the United States with gross violations As Thai and American law. In 2012, a jury in new York found the Russians guilty, after which he was given the minimum sentence for articles he was charged with 25 years in prison.