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Watch US Offers Viktor Bout ‘Merchant of Death’ in Exchange for Griner & Whelan News Video

Watch US Offers Viktor Bout ‘Merchant of Death’ in Exchange for Griner & Whelan News Video

“The future of two American citizens detained in Russia could hinge on the release of a convicted Russian arms dealer, nicknamed the “Merchant of Death” by his accusers, whose life story inspired a Hollywood film.

“Viktor Bout, a former Soviet military officer, is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence in the United States on charges of conspiring to kill Americans, acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles, and provide material support to a terrorist organization. Bout has maintained he is innocent.

“The Kremlin has long called for Bout’s release, slamming his sentencing in 2012 as “baseless and biased.””

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