Accused Russian in U.S. faces ‘borderline torture’ – Moscow

Maria Butina appears in a police booking photograph released by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. August 18, 2018. Alexandria Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia accused the United States of trying to break the spirit in jail of Maria Butina, a woman U.S. authorities say is a Russian government agent, and complained she was being subjected to “borderline torture.” Butina, a 29-year-old gun rights advocate living in Washington, D.C., was arrested in July and has been […]

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