The decision made by the New York court of appeals to the case involving Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko is unacceptable, Russian Foreign Ministry envoy on human rights, democracy and supremacy of law Konstantin Dolgov said.
"We regard the decision made by the New York court of appeals not to review the conviction of Konstantin Yaroshenko despite the absence of evidence of any crimes committed by him and his illegal arrest by the U.S. special services in Liberia as inhumane, illogical and unacceptable," Dolgov said in a commentary posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry website on Thursday.
Dolgov believes the judges "again ignored the defense lawyers' arguments on political motives of the verdicts handed out earlier, disregarding the numerous violations in the actions taken by the U.S. authorities and the use of prohibited methods of physical and psychological impact on the Russian citizen."
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