"We have one last hope, this hope is for human rights advocates. In the [judicial] case of Viktor there are a huge number of breaches and it is necessary to attract international attention to this case," Alla Bout said while participating in a rally of about 20 people.
Bout's wife added that the independent investigation carried out by foreign specialists found out the accusations of Bout had been based on a false testimony of a drug dealer recruited for a provocation by US security services targeting her husband.
Bout was arrested in Bangkok in 2008 in a joint operation between Thai and US authorities on charges of conspiring to kill US nationals by allegedly agreeing to supply Colombian rebels with weapons. In 2010, he was extradited to the United States where he was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
In May 2016, US Judge Shira Scheindlin, who sentenced Bout said in an interview with the New York Times that she gave the shortest sentence she could give, however adding that the punishment was excessive and inappropriate.