Yaroshenko, 44, was sentenced to 20 years in a US prison on drug trafficking charges in 2011. The former pilot says he was framed because he refused to give evidence against Viktor Bout.
Jailed Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko has said he refuses to continue contesting a US appeals court ruling to uphold his conviction.
Moscow considers it possible to transfer Russian nationals Viktor Bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko from the United States to their home country under the Council of Europe's Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.
The legal defense team for Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year jail term in a US prison, is expected to submit an appeal to the US Court of Appeals by the end of Wednesday, court records show.
Sentenced to 20 years in prison for alleged drug-trafficking Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko will only be able to meet with his family late fall or early winter, his lawyer Aleksei Tarasov told RIA Novosti.
US authorities have shown “no signals” of wishing to cooperate with Russia on the case of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year term in a New Jersey prison, human rights special representative Konstantin Dolgov from Russia’s Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
Russia’s efforts to ensure due medical assistance to its citizen in a New Jersey jail has been made "de-facto impossible" by requirements set out by US officials, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday.
Officials at a US prison where Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko is serving a term for drug trafficking are preparing a response to a request for medical assistance for the convict, attorney Alexei Tarasov told RIA Novosti.
The defense for an ailing Russian pilot imprisoned in the United States are threatening to sue US penitentiary authorities over the quality of his medical treatment.
A Russian pilot sentenced to 20 years in prison in the US for drug trafficking has appealed to President Vladimir Putin to facilitate his transfer back to Russia, his lawyer said Sunday.
Russia’s government said Friday that it plans to send a delegation of diplomats and doctors to visit a Russian pilot currently serving a 20-year jail sentence in the US for attempted drug trafficking.
The refusal by the United States to extradite a Russian pilot sentenced to 20 years in jail for drug trafficking will seriously harm bilateral ties, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Russia has filed a second extradition request for a Russian pilot sentenced to 20 years in jail in the United States for conspiring to smuggle drugs, a Foreign Ministry official said Friday.
A lawyer for Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who was found guilty on drug smuggling charges and is serving a 20-year prison term in the United States, said there were no obstacles for his client’s extradition to Russia.
The mother of a Russian pilot who was jailed in the United States for drug trafficking asked Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday to swap her son for US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian pilot convicted in the United States, does not believe that he will receive a fair trial in a US court, he told Voice of Russia radio.
Moscow will ask Washington to extradite a Russian national serving a lengthy prison sentence in the United States, in line with the 1983 Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.
Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian national serving a lengthy prison sentence in the United States, needs a medical surgery, his lawyer Alexei Tarasov said.
Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian ex-pilot convicted in the United States on drug trafficking charges, has never worked for Viktor Bout, another Russian sentenced to a US prison term, Yaroshenko’s lawyer said on Wednesday.