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Russia: ‘America can sleep in peace – the worst criminal is now abroad’ - Butina on her return from the US

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 26, 2019 at 15:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Maria Butina, a Russian national convicted of being an unregistered foreign agent in the US, talked about the conditions of her detention during an exclusive interview with RT on her way from the airport in Moscow on Saturday.

Butina criticised American prisons, and said that there was no justice there, and noted that she couldn’t believe that she was in ‘USA’ and added ‘America can sleep in peace, the worst criminal is now abroad’.

And on the medical system in US prisons, Butina added that “It is really difficult with American organizations to provide medical care. The dentist didn’t see me for a year and a half.”

She expressed her feeling she had that when she was in prison, she thought she would no longer see her family and noted that she could be sentenced for 15 years.

Butina departed from Miami's airport after she was released from prison in Tallahassee, Florida on Friday after having served 15 months of an 18-month sentence.

Butina founded the Russian gun-rights organisation Right to Bear Arms in 2011 and was involved in the National Rifle Association (NRA), a powerful gun-rights lobby in US politics. She moved to the United States on a student visa in 2016 and was arrested on July 2018 on charges of being an unregistered foreign agent of the Russian Federation, of which she was convicted in April 2019.

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Maria Butina, a Russian national convicted of being an unregistered foreign agent in the US, talked about the conditions of her detention during an exclusive interview with RT on her way from the airport in Moscow on Saturday.

Butina criticised American prisons, and said that there was no justice there, and noted that she couldn’t believe that she was in ‘USA’ and added ‘America can sleep in peace, the worst criminal is now abroad’.

And on the medical system in US prisons, Butina added that “It is really difficult with American organizations to provide medical care. The dentist didn’t see me for a year and a half.”

She expressed her feeling she had that when she was in prison, she thought she would no longer see her family and noted that she could be sentenced for 15 years.

Butina departed from Miami's airport after she was released from prison in Tallahassee, Florida on Friday after having served 15 months of an 18-month sentence.

Butina founded the Russian gun-rights organisation Right to Bear Arms in 2011 and was involved in the National Rifle Association (NRA), a powerful gun-rights lobby in US politics. She moved to the United States on a student visa in 2016 and was arrested on July 2018 on charges of being an unregistered foreign agent of the Russian Federation, of which she was convicted in April 2019.

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