TASS, April 12. Russian citizen Roman Seleznev, who is sentenced in the US to 27 years on cybercrime charges, is subject to unjustifiably harsh regime restrictions in a US jail, the Russian Embassy in the US wrote on its Facebook page.
"The diplomats of the embassy paid a scheduled visit to Seleznev in a jail in Butner, North Carolina. Our fellow countryman, who is sentenced to 27 years in jail, is still subject to unjustifiably tough regime restrictions. They ignore his serious health problems," the Embassy said.
The Russian diplomatic mission noted that it continues seeking humanitarian treatment for Seleznev and milder conditions of his incarceration.
Seleznev was arrested by US intelligence officials on July 5, 2014, at the international airport of the Maldives’ capital. That very same day he was sent to the Territory of Guam. Guam’s district court refused to release the Russian and ruled to deport him to Seattle.
In August 2016, the jury found Seleznev guilty of cybercrime. He was convicted of computer hacks that hit more than 200 US businesses over several years. On April 21, 2017 Seattle’s federal district court sentenced the Russian to 27 years of imprisonment and a penalty of $170 mln.
In December 2017, Seleznev was sentenced to another 14 years in prison "for his role in a $50 million cyberfraud ring and for defrauding banks of $9 million through a hacking scheme.".