The U.S. government will review the case of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving time in an American prison on charges of planning to transport large quantities of drugs into the United States. The case will be revised in April 2019. It is reported by the office of the Commissioner for human rights in Russia, reports the newspaper “Izvestia”.
It is noted that the Ombudsman received a response from the US state Department, where the Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova has requested the transfer of Yaroshenko in the country of nationality.
“In accordance with the Council of Europe Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons and the U.S. is a member, there is the possibility of transferring Yaroshenko to Russia to serve his term in Russia. In accordance with the internal rules of States the filing of applications for prisoner transfer to serve their sentence in the country of nationality is carried out every two years. Thus, the case Yaroshenko will be revised in April next year. Protection required”, – said the adviser to the Russian Ombudsman Vyacheslav Tolmachev.
Recall Yaroshenko was arrested in may 2010 in African Liberia by the staff of the national security Agency of the USA on suspicion of planning to transport large quantities of drugs into the United States. In September 2011, the U.S. district court for the southern district of new York sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
In may 2017, the Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatyana Moskalkova has signed a formal appeal to the Trump, in which he asked the American President to pardon Yaroshenko.