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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian national Bogdana Osipova, who was sentenced to seven years in a US jail, has been relocated to a detention centre in Kansas after refusing to take a Mantoux test for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, Tatyana Yakusheva, the founder of Osipova's support group, said on Sunday.

    "[Bogdana] is being kept in the detention centre because she refused to take the Mantoux test. She has already taken one in Harvey County Detention Centre, she has a strong allergic reaction [to the test]", Yakusheva said.

    She also noted that, according to Osipova's lawyer she had to submit to the tests in accordance with the rules.

    READ MORE: Russian National Osipova-Mobley Transferred to Leavenworth Prison in Kansas – Support Group

    "The lawyer texted that he was unable to do anything as those were the rules, she has to do this", Yakusheva added.

    On Thursday, a US federal court sentenced Osipova to seven years in prison for international parental kidnapping and demanding child support from her ex-husband, US national Brian Mobley.

    She was also ordered to pay compensation in the amount of $18,000 to her husband and to do everything possible to return her children to the United States. After the trial, Osipova was relocated to a prison in the city of Leavenworth, Kansas.

    Osipova-Mobley left Wichita, Kansas, in 2014, escaping her abusive US husband, Air Force recruiter Brian Mobley, with one child from her first marriage and another from the second one.

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    She gave birth to a third child after arriving in Russia. US authorities arrested Osipova in 2017 shortly after she returned to the United States in order to change child support arrangements.

    During sentencing on Thursday, a letter Osipova sent to Mobley was raised, in which she asked him to recommend leniency so she could bring the children back to the United States. In an emotional speech, Osipova said she wanted to renounce US citizenship and return to her children in Russia. The judge found that evidence showed Osipova was not planning to return the children to the United States and accused her of obstructing justice.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has said it was outraged by the sentencing for the "ridiculous" charge of kidnapping. The Russian Consulate General in Houston has called the US court’s sentence unfair and inhumane.

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