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Father of Russian held in US says jail conditions improved


September 21, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — The father of a Russian woman jailed in the U.S. on charges that she tried to infiltrate U.S. political organizations as a covert Russian agent said Friday that the U.S. authorities have eased her prison regime.

Maria Butina has pleaded not guilty to the charges and Russia has dismissed them as "preposterous." Russia's Foreign Ministry has complained that Butina has suffered from "inhumane" conditions in U.S. solitary confinement that jeopardized her health and urged U.S. authorities to improve her conditions.

Russian state-controlled TV stations have focused on Butina, port...

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