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A Russian pro-gun activist, who was jailed in the US after admitting to acting as an agent and infiltrating US political groups, has been deported. reports citing BBC.

Maria Butina, 30, tried to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) to influence policy, and was sentenced to 18 months in jail.

She was freed from a Florida prison on Friday, and arrived at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Saturday.

The Russian government has described the case against her as "fabricated".

On arrival, Butina was met by her father, and some journalists who gave her flowers.

She told reporters: "Russians never surrender", adding that she was "very happy to be home".

She also thanked Russia's diplomats and foreign ministry, and Russian citizens who wrote letters on her behalf.

2019.10.26 / 21:33
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