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USA: Russian arm dealer's wife makes prison visit

0 19.09.2019 Инфо

W/S White car drives past, Manion
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W/S United States Penitentiary sign
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SOT, Artem Tevanian, Consul of the Consulate-General of Russia in New York City (Russian): "Americans behaved ethically correctly, although they postponed the meeting for about 30 minutes. They kindly led us to the meeting location. It took place in a common visits room, they managed to stay one-to-one, to hug each other and tell each other what has happened during all these years."
M/S White car parked; Consul of the Consulate-General of Russia in New York Artem Tevanian in conversation
SOT, Artem Tevanian, Consul of the Consulate-General of Russia in New York (Russian): "Our next steps would be to uphold human rights and the Russian citizen being imprisoned in America to be respected."
Reporter: "Does he have any claims?"
Artem Tevanian, Consul of the Consulate-General of Russia in New York (Russian): "He has no claims, he has managed to learn how to live in this prison."
Reporter: "Are this meetings take four hours four times a week?"
Artem Tevanian, Consul of the Consulate-General of Russia in New York (Russian): "Four hours four times a week. Four hours each Saturday and Sunday which are allowed in general law and two extra days with four hours each which were granted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, meetings for Viktor Bout family only."
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SCRIPT
Alla Bout, wife of convicted Russian arms dealers Viktor Bout, visited her husband at Marion federal prison in southern Illinois on Wednesday.
Accompanying her on the visit was Artem Tevanian, Consul of the Consulate-General of Russia in New York. He said the prison service had treated Alla Bout "correct", granting her two further meetings with her husband.
Tevanian also said the Russian government would continue to provide the necessary consular support for Viktor Bout as a Russian national.