Russian Spy Arrested in United States identified as political Prisoner

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Moscow, July 27: A high-ranking Russian Foreign Ministry official on Thursday claimed that a woman who had been arrested in the US for allegedly spying on behalf of the Kremlin was a political prisoner. Artyom Kozhin, the Ministry’s Deputy Information Director, said that the arrest of Maria Butina, who was detained on charges of conspiracy against the US and acting as an unregistered foreign agent, was arbitrary and politically motivated, Efe reported. (IANS)