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    Lawyer of Russian Citizen Arrested in US to Ask Court to Free His Client

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    The lawyer of Russian national Olga Pimanova arrested in Chicago said on Saturday that he would ask the court to release his client from house arrest.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Pimanova was arrested in the Chicago airport just upon arrival in the United States on May 20, allegedly for taking her daughter out of the country two years ago. She is currently under house arrest in the United States. The next court hearings are scheduled for Monday.

    "On Monday we go back to the judge, Raul Vega, to ask to release Olga from house arrest and allow her to travel outside the United States. We hope that the release will follow," Alexander Tolmatsky told RIA Novosti.

    He noted that it would be unlikely that the judge would let Pimanova "walk free," and she was unlikely to leave the US territory in the nearest future.

    The lawyer also said that either on Monday or Tuesday he would turn to the court with a petition on the abolition of the court decision on the divorce suit and the return of all the formalities on the starting position.

    Pimanova's ex-husband claimed that Olga had taken their daughter out of the United States without his consent, which might be considered kidnapping. However, according to media reports, Pimanova says she is a legally single mother.

    On Friday, the Russian Embassy in Washington told Sputnik that according to preliminary information, the United States had no grounds for her detention, and the embassy had requested official information from the US authorities regarding her arrest.


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