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Butina calls to improve human rights protections of women jailed abroad

14:07 22/11/2019

MOSCOW, November 22 (RAPSI) – Maria Butina, who had recently returned Russia after conviction in the U.S., claims it necessary to improve mechanisms for the protection of rights of women, especially those jailed abroad.

According to Butina, this problem is complicated and actual.

In the U.S. prisons there is a practice of absolute violation of dignity, when jailed women are pat down in the nude several times a day there, she said in the State Duma on Friday. Butina believes that such a measure must be applied in in exceptional circumstances.

Moreover, according to Butina, imprisoned women are stinted of all what is most urgently needed including personal supplies. She stressed that the international community’s attention should be paid at this matter.

Butina returned to Russia on October 26 after release from an American prison.

The Russian woman was arrested in the United States in July 2018 and later was sentenced to 18 months in prison. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) claimed that she was fronting for Russia and forged friendly relationships with American officials.

During her detention and imprisonment, Russian ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova repeatedly applied to nearly all international organizations concerning jailed Russian woman, namely to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Council of Europe Secretary General and OSCE. 

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14:07 22/11/2019 Maria Butina, who had recently returned Russia after conviction in the U.S., claims it necessary to improve mechanisms for the protection of rights of women, especially those jailed abroad.
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