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Saturday, 10 July 2010

Medvedev Pardoned 16 Other Citizens of the RF In Addition to the Four “American Spies”

Filed under: Dmitri Medvedev,legal,politics,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

Anna Stavitskaya, the lawyer for convicted spy Igor Sutyagin

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President Dmitri Medvedev signed a decree to pardon 16 other people in addition to the three former employees of the Russian special services Aleksandr Zaporizhya, Gennady Vasilenko, and Sergei Skripal, and the scientist Igor Sutyagin, who were exchanged for Russian citizens detained in the USA…

A press release stated, “President Dmitri Medvedev, guided by humanitarian principles, signed a decree to pardon S Z Ananyev, I E Belikhov, A N Vankov, G S Vasilenko, I A Vinogradov, D I Dubrovsky, A A Krivodanov, A I Zaporozhya, V A Kuznetsov VA, A N Lastovo, V S Lomakin, D B Malin, O A Mikhailov, OA, Ya N Moiseyev , V Yu Prisnukhin, S S Selivanov, S V Skripal, S G Subbotin, F F Suyetin, and I V Sutyagin, freeing them from further punishment by deprivation of liberty”. In all, the President pardoned twenty people, freeing them from further imprisonment, according to RIA-Novosti quoting the Kremlin Press Service.

9 July 2010

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/2010/07/09/11927999.html

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