Yaroshenko Mother of Russian Pilot Jailed in US Hopes for ‘Wise Decision’ From Obama

1018684757The mother of Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian pilot jailed in the United States, is hoping for a wise decision from US President Barack Obama regarding her son.

Yaroshenko was sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring to import more than $100 million worth of cocaine into the United States, having been arrested in Liberia in 2010 and subsequently extradited to the United States.

“I posted an urgent letter to the US president, and also sent an e-mail. I hope that a mother’s pleas and tears will reach Obama. I’m hoping for a wise decision from the president. The judge passed the wrong verdict, a humane act by the president should fix it,” Lyubov Yaroshenko told RIA Novosti, adding that her son’s health was undermined.

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SOURCES: News Now/ Sputnik Online

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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.