A Russian appeals court upheld a nine-year prison sentence for Trevor Reed, a former United States Marine who was convicted last year of endangering the lives of two police officers in August 2019, charges he denies.
Reed, at the time a student from Texas, allegedly attacked police while drunk after attending a party in Moscow.
His family has cited what they say are irregularities in the proceedings and said the prosecution’s request for a nearly 10-year sentence was excessive.
“This is completely a political case,” Reed told journalists after his guilty verdict in July 2020. “I will be asking my government for political support.”
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