Russian Foreign Ministry demands U.S. free Russian citizen Osipova
MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - Moscow is outraged by the conviction of Russian citizen Bogdana Osipova by a U.S. court and demands that she be freed, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
"We are outraged by the conviction of Russian citizen Bogdana Osipova by a U.S. court," Zakharova said in a commentary posted on the Foreign Ministry website.
"We demand that the U.S. authorities stop this lawlessness and free Osipova," she said.
"We are dealing with yet another instance of deliberate bias on the part of the U.S. 'justice system' toward Russian citizens," it said.
"During the time of her pretrial custody, she has been repeatedly subjected to humiliation because of her Russian citizenship," Zakharova said.
"In fact, Osipova has been held in a U.S. jail as a hostage," she said.
Osipova, who has both Russian and U.S. citizenship, took her one-year-old daughter away from her U.S. husband while pregnant and left for Russia in 2014. She returned to the U.S. in 2017, where she was detained on charges of abducting her own children.