Oksana Sevastidi leaves Moscow's Lefortovo prison. Photo: 12 March 2017

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Oksana Sevastidi denies any wrongdoing

A Russian lady sentenced to seven years in jail on treason expenses and later pardoned by President Vladimir Putin has been launched.

Oksana Sevastidi left Moscow’s Lefortovo jail on Sunday morning.

She was convicted final yr over a 2008 textual content message to a pal in Georgia during which she talked about that Russian tanks had been transferring in direction of Georgia.

She denies any wrongdoing. Georgia and Russia went to conflict over Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia area in 2008.

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Russia despatched its troops into South Ossetia in the course of the August 2008 conflict

Tens of 1000’s of Georgians who lived in South Ossetia had been pressured to flee their properties in the course of the temporary conflict in August that yr.

Russia later recognised South Ossetia and Abkhazia, one other Georgia’s breakaway area, as impartial states.

On Sunday, Oksana Sevastidi informed ready reporters that she was grateful to everybody, however refused to make any additional remark.

Final December, President Putin described the court docket verdict in her case as “fairly robust”. He pardoned her earlier this month.

Regardless of this, Oksana Sevastidi’s lawyer mentioned he could be demanding the cancellation of the decision and the acquittal of his consumer.