MOSCOW, April 28. /TASS/. Russian air pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who on Wednesday was exchanged for convicted US citizen Trevor Reed, has told the daily Izvestia that he and other convicts suffered from human rights abuse in the United States’ Danbury prison.
"Up to 8-10 convicts are kept in each cell. The Danbury prison was built in 1939. Each cell was meant to accommodate 33-34 convicts. Now there are 80-100 of them. Moreover, no sanitary norms are observed. They accuse us of violations of human rights and rights of convicts. There we had iron beds. No pillows were allowed."
The Russian Foreign Ministry on April 27 said Konstantin Yaroshenko had been exchanged for US citizen Trevor Reed. In 2011, Yaroshenko was sentenced in the United States to 20 years in prison on drug smuggling charges. He pleaded not guilty and slammed his arrest as a provocation and the whole case as a frame-up.
US student Trevor Reed was tried and sentenced in Russia in 2020 for attacking police officers.