Court Cuts U.S. Scholar's Drug Sentence to 1 Year

From Times Wire Reports

An appeals court in the Russian city of Voronezh slashed the sentence of an American Fulbright scholar convicted on drug charges from 37 months to a year, though his family and U.S. lawmakers continued to protest his imprisonment.

John Edward Tobin's case has attracted wide attention since Russian security officials publicly accused the 24-year-old of being a spy in training. No espionage charges were filed. Tobin has said he was framed.

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