×
Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Bout's Wife to Sue Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand — The wife of suspected arms trafficker Viktor Bout said Monday that she would sue Thailand in an attempt to get him released from U.S. custody after Bangkok extradited him last week.

Alla Bout also said at a news conference in Bangkok that her husband would not cut a deal with U.S. authorities. He pleaded not guilty in New York last week on a conspiracy charge that alleges he illicitly traded arms to a terrorist group.

There has been speculation that Bout holds Russian intelligence he might exchange for leniency. Bout denies that, but Moscow strongly opposed his extradition. 

(AP)


… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more