Viktor Bout, a Russian sentenced to 25 years in the US, offers to testify against Kremlin in exchange for freedom

Viktor Bout, a Russian sentenced to 25 years in the US, offers to testify against Kremlin in exchange for freedom
Viktor Bout

The Russian refused to sign the plea deal and suggested that the US would put pressure on Maria Butina.

Russian citizen Viktor Bout, whom a US court sentenced to 25 years in prison for sponsoring terrorism, illegal arms trafficking and preparing for the US massacre, said that the lawyers repeatedly offered him freedom and a green card in exchange for testimony against senior Kremlin officials. The Russian refused the deal, TASS reports.

“The conversation was about me and they offered to tell the US authorities about the corruption at the Kremlin. I say: what do I know and how can I talk about it?” said Bout.

In his opinion, Russian woman Maria Butina was taken, so she acknowledged the accusation of secret service to the Kremlin. “They (prison conditions) are built to suppress the will and ability to resist,” said Bout.

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