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Maria Butina Denied Release From Solitary, Prompting Plea From Moscow In Alleged Russian Agent Case

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Maria Butina

Russia’s commissioner for human rights asked the United States on Thursday to show mercy for jailed gun-rights advocate Maria Butina and release her from solitary confinement.

Tatyana Moskalkova made the plea shortly after a D.C. federal court judge ruled Wednesday evening against releasing Ms. Butina back into general population at a detention center in Alexandria, Virginia, where attorneys for the alleged foreign agent claim she is being arbitrarily isolated from other inmates.

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“It is obvious that this kind of attitude towards the person being investigated is not in accordance with the norms adopted in a civilized society, especially in the United States, which traditionally bring the topic of human rights to the fore,” said Ms. Moskalkova, 63, a former Russian legislator who was appointed the nation’s commissioner for human rights in 2016…

To read more visit The Washington Times.

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