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The Americans tried to steal a "weapon of Baron Victor Bout

April 11 2008

U.S. tried to secretly and illegally taken out of Thailand, a Russian businessman Viktor Bout who is suspected of arms trafficking. Brother, a businessman told me that an attempt to steal a Russian citizen by the Americans was made on April 9. He stressed that these actions were taken without a court decision.

On the eve of the Thai court has authorized the content of Bout's detention for another 60 days - this information was confirmed by the suspect's lawyer Yan Dasgupta. He also confirmed information that the Thai authorities dropped charges against V. Booth. "Thai authorities have refused previously nominated by their accusations and stated that the claims against my client does not have", - said J. Dasgupta.

However, the lawyer added that Booth was formally released, but the court decided to extend his detention for 60 days. According to him, this is due to the fact that Thailand, the United States there is an agreement under which the country requesting the extradition of a person has the right to ask for his provisional arrest. During this time, the United States to Thailand to do papers on extradition V. Booth.

Earlier, Thai authorities charged with Bout use Thailand as a base for negotiating with terrorists. On the charges carry a punishment of up to 10 years in prison. The American authorities suspect 41-year B. Booth of aiding terrorism, RBC reports.

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