"Konstantin is in quarantine due to his transfer to a private prison ... He would not want to be transferred," RIA Novosti quotes a spokesman for the defense.

He explained that the place and date of the transfer is still unknown.

“I sent a letter to the regional office of the US Bureau of Prisons in Philadelphia asking them to cancel the transfer of Yaroshenko to a private prison.

We believe that in the current Danbury prison he will receive better medical services, ”said lawyer Yaroshenko.

According to him, his client was quarantined last week.

In June, Tarasov announced his intention to include Yaroshenko in a class action lawsuit by American human rights organizations against the administration of Danbury prison.

The Russian Embassy in Washington also sent a note to the US State Department demanding medical assistance to Yaroshenko.

Konstantin Yaroshenko was arrested in 2010 in Liberia during an operation by the American special services and taken to the United States.

Prior to that, Yaroshenko had never been to the United States or committed any crime anywhere else.

The American court sentenced the pilot to 20 years in prison for drug smuggling.