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

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Oksana Sevastidi denies any wrongdoing

A Russian girl 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 12 months over a 2008 textual content message to a pal in Georgia during which she talked about that Russian tanks have been shifting in direction of Georgia.

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

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Russia despatched its troops into South Ossetia throughout the August 2008 warfare

Tens of 1000’s of Georgians who lived in South Ossetia have been pressured to flee their properties throughout the transient warfare in August that 12 months.

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

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

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

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