Land of the free? Rights of Russians behind bars in the US systematically violated

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As Moscow blasts Washington for “systematically violating” the rights of Russian detainees and inmates, RT takes a look at some of the high-profile cases of Russians landing behind bars in the US. Around 100 Russian nationals are kept behind bars in American prisons and detention centers, according to Russian envoy to the US, Anatoly Antonov. The rights of Russian inmates and detainees are “systematically violated,” the official told reporters. He cited the denial of medical assistance, unwarranted solitary confinement and psychological pressure among the alleged violations. The cases of Russians arrested all over the world and extradited to the US have become hot-button issues among the two nations. RT looks at the most famous instances when Russian nationals were prosecuted in America.

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