Russia Justice Ministry Sends Yaroshenko Transfer Request to Foreign Ministry

1015448361The Russian Justice Ministry said Friday it had sent to the Russian Foreign Ministry a request to the United States on transferal of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko who is currently in a US prison.

A Russian pilot sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring to import more than $100 million worth of cocaine into the United States, was arrested in Liberia in 2010 and given back to US authorities.

“The Russian Justice Ministry sent a request for transferal of Yaroshenko K.V. to Russia in a letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry to be passed on via diplomatic channels to competent bodies of the United States,” the ministry said in a statement.

Yaroshenko has claimed to be set up and mistreated while in US custody. Yaroshenko has also said his health suffered significantly as he is denied proper healthcare.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.