Maria Butina was released from a U.S. federal prison and transferred to an immigration prison as part of deportation to Russia. This is reported by CNN.
Butina is expected to return to Russia on October 26 after 15 months of serving her sentence. It is now known that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took a Russian activist into custody in Tallahassee, Florida.
Earlier it was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to meet with her.
Butina was detained in 2018, and on April 2019, a Russian woman was sentenced to one and a half years in prison for “conspiracy to illegally work for the Russian government.” She had by then served nine months in custody. It was reported at the time that Butin a would be released in November, after which she would be deported from the country.