Russian Viktor But convicted in US meets family
The prison authorities allowed But’s family to visit him 4 times a week.
Viktor But who is serving his sentence in Illinois-based Marion prison has been visited by his wife Alla and daughter Elizaveta. This was reported by an employee of Russia’s consulate-general in New York Artem Tevanyan while on air with Russia 24 TV-channel.
Russian diplomatic mission reported on Facebook that the prison authorities allowed Bout’s family to visit him 4 times a week. With that, they are given 4 hours for each meeting. The consulate-general noted that the Russian had not complained about the incarceration conditions.
Viktor But was detained in 2008 n Bangkok upon the request of the American side that had accused him of illegal arms sales to Columbia’s Revolutionary Armed Forces that are considered a terrorist organization by the United States. He was extradited to the US and in 2012, was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment and a $15 million rubles ($233 thousand) fine. Bout categorically denies his guilt.