The Russian embassy in the US is concerned about reported information that Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko is being abused in a US prison. Diplomats have demanded the institution to stop the violation of fundamental rights of the Russian citizen and intend to justice in accordance with international standards, said the embassy statement.
Yaroshenko was convicted for 20 years in prison in the United States in 2011. He was accused of preparing a conspiracy to deliver a large batch of drugs to the country. On May 28, 2010, the Russian was arrested in Liberia, from where he was taken to the United States.
In April 2016, the New York Court of Appeals denied Yaroshenko a review of the verdict.