MOSCOW, August 23 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Justice Ministry has sent an inquiry to the U.S. Justice Department on whether Viktor Bout could serve his prison sentence in his home country, the press service of the Russian Justice Ministry reported on Thursday.
The Russian Justice Ministry received an appeal from Viktor Bout’s wife Alla Bout who asked to transfer her husband from the United States to Russia where he would continue serving his prison sentence.
“The Russian Justice Ministry used the diplomatic channels of the Russian Foreign Ministry to send a request to the U.S. Justice Department to present documents provided under article 6 of the 1983 Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons. The Russian Justice Ministry hasn’t received any reply from the U.S. Justice Department so far,” the Russian Justice Ministry reports.
The talk is about the verdict itself, Viktor Bout’s consent and other documents necessary for starting Bout’s extradition to Russia under the 1983 Convention signed by Russia and the United States.