former russian arms dealer victor boutAlso known as the “merchant of death”, is urging Donald Trump to seek asylum in Russia, saying his life is “in peril” in the US
In an interview on Russian state TV, Bout said he sent a telegram to Trump warning him that, “the Biden administration won’t stop you just by dragging you to the court/prison industrial complex.”
Bout told Trump that he would find a “safe haven” in Russia where he could lead the fight for the American people, The Telegraph reported.
The bout was freed from US detention in a highly publicized one-for-one in December 2022 prisoner exchange Joe for WNBA star Brittany Griner arrested A week ago Russia attacked Ukraine for possessing less than a gram of cannabis oil. He spent ten months in prison in Russia.
Play with other’s life
Bout, accused of arming rebels in some of the world’s bloodiest conflicts, was arrested in Thailand in a US sting operation in 2008, extradited to the US and sentenced in 2012.
Brittney Griner on return to Russia after prisoner exchange, bout, a Former KGB Officer and a Personal Friend Of Vladimir PutinJoined a Kremlin-loyal ultranationalist political party.
Washington and Moscow have made several prisoner swaps in recent years, although many Americans are still held in Russia.
Last week, Russia Wall Street Journal reporter Ivan Gershkovich arrested and accused him of espionage, sparking an international outcry. Washington has described the charges against him as “ridiculous”.