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Russia: Maria Butina's father expected her release

Russian Federation, Barnaul
April 27, 2019 at 20:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Maria Butina's father Valery Butin commented on the judgement of the US court after sentencing his daughter to 18 months in prison, speaking from Barnaul on Saturday.

He called the judgement unfair and added that his daughter was quite sure she will be released. Butin went on to comment on the conditions of her detention. "During the last three or four months she didn't have any corcerns compared to the time before that," he stated.

Butina was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, with the judge crediting nine months already served. She will be deported back to Russia after completing her sentence.

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Maria Butina's father Valery Butin commented on the judgement of the US court after sentencing his daughter to 18 months in prison, speaking from Barnaul on Saturday.

He called the judgement unfair and added that his daughter was quite sure she will be released. Butin went on to comment on the conditions of her detention. "During the last three or four months she didn't have any corcerns compared to the time before that," he stated.

Butina was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, with the judge crediting nine months already served. She will be deported back to Russia after completing her sentence.

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