Judge rules to improve Bout's incarceration conditions

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Judge Shira Scheindlin requested prosecutors to improve incarceration conditions of alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the courtroom.

Judge Shira Scheindlin requested prosecutors to improve incarceration conditions of alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the courtroom.

Attorney Albert Dayan earlier said that Bout, who is being kept in solitary confinement in a high-security prison block, should be allowed to have direct contact with his lawyer, otherwise his right for defense is violated.

The prosecutors are to reply within seven days on how the ruling is being implemented. If they fail, the judge will contact the prison authorities.

Bout, 44, currently awaits trial on charges including conspiring to supply arms to a Colombian terrorist group and kill U.S. nationals. He is allowed to communicate with his family and lawyers only through a glass panel.

Bout's wife Alla earlier complained that her husband, a vegetarian, did not get proper food and his menu did not comply with the prescribed medicine that he has been taking for the last two months.

The former Soviet military officer was arrested in Thailand in March 2008 during a sting operation led by U.S. agents. He was extradited to the United States in November last year after spending more than two and half years behind bars.

Bout denies all charges filed against him. He could face anything from 25 years to life in prison if found guilty.

 

NEW YORK, March 4 (RIA Novosti)

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