Sentence of Russian woman Osipova convicted in the US reduced
In 2014, she brought her two children from the United States to Russia without agreement with her American spouse.
The term of imprisonment for a Russian woman, Bogdana Osipova, convicted in the United States for the abduction of her children, was reduced by a year - until 2023, TASS reports.
“The release date is close to a year. According to our data, the Federal Bureau changed the date due to Bogdana’s good behavior in custody. Moreover, according to the laws, there is a possibility that the release can take place even earlier. We hope so,” said Nadezhda Nikonorova, Osipova’s friend.
Osipova has already spent two years out of seven in custody pending a court decision, to which she was finally sentenced. It was assumed that the term of her imprisonment would be another five years.
Recall, on June 6, the Wichita City District Court sentenced the Russian woman to seven years in prison for kidnapping and transporting her children outside the United States, as well as for extortion. According to investigators, in 2014, Osipova took two of her children from the United States to Russia without agreement with her American spouse, with whom the divorce proceedings were initiated, and gave birth to a third child in Russia. The couple has two joint children. Osipova was detained on September 2017, when she returned to Wichita, her children remained in Russia. Now Osipova’s children are in Kaliningrad, under the care of her relative.