Russia demands U.S. release accused spy Maria Butina

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo by Alexei Druzhinin/Kremline Pool

Dec. 7 (UPI) — Russia demanded Thursday that the U.S. release alleged Russian spy and gun rights activist Maria Butina from custody, saying she faces “trumped-up charges.”

Butina has been held in custody since mid-July on two charges: conspiracy and acting as a Russian agent.


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