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Russian citizen Martyshev released from US jail may return home on February 9 — attorney

On Wednesday he should take a flight from New York to Doha

NEW YORK, February 7. /TASS/. Russian citizen Yury Martyshev who was released from prison in the US may return home on Thursday, his attorney Alexey Tarasov told TASS on Tuesday.

"Today he should be transferred from an immigration detention center in Georgia to New York, tomorrow [on Wednesday] he should take a flight from there to Doha. After Doha, it is expected that as early as Thursday he would return to Russia," the lawyer noted.

Last December, it was reported that Martyshev who was released from a US jail was at a detention center. Earlier, the website of the US Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), which tracks inmate status, posted information that he was released on December 20, 2022. Nadezhda Shumova, head of the Russian Embassy’s consular department, told a TASS correspondent that Russian diplomats were sparing no effort to ensure that Martyshev came home as soon as possible.

Latvia extradited Martyshev, suspected of cybercrimes, to the United States in July 2017. The man pleaded guilty to two counts on his indictment, and the rest of the charges against him were dropped as part of a plea deal. In April 2019, he was sentenced to six years and six months behind bars. Tarasov explained at that time, that Martyshev’s time in pretrial custody and good behavior in detention were credited toward his sentence, so his actual jail term was around three years and six months.