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Maria Butina, arrested in the US on charges of involvement in the conspiracy business in favor of a foreign state on the territory of the United States, studied at the American University in Washington and from may to August 2017 passed training in the company of APTLD (Asia Pacific top level domains). This is stated on the organization’s website.
Clarifies that Butina to end a four-month internship under the guidance of employees of the company wrote a small work on the problems and challenges of the world of cybersecurity, and provided a presentation for APTLD conference in Tbilisi.
Subsequently, APTLD had no contact with Butynol and did not give her the right to speak on behalf of the organization.
About the arrest of a 29-year-old Russian woman was known on July 16. She is accused of “involvement in the conspiracy business in favor of a foreign state on the territory of the United States,” as well as in business activities without being registered with the Ministry of justice as an agent of a foreign state.
It is assumed that Butina worked for top-ranking officials of the Russian government, which is under US sanctions. A Russian woman faces up to 15 years in prison if she’s convicted. Maria Butina rejects all the accusations. According to her lawyer, the girl passed in the Senate and eight thousand documents and passed an 8-hour interrogation.
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