What’s new, Viktor Bout?

February 7, 2013

by Kathi Lynn Austin, Special to CNN

 

 

Viktor Bout, the poster boy for international arms trafficking, is back in the news. Last week, Bout’s legal defense team submitted an appellate brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. It claims Bout was wrongly convicted of five counts to commit conspiracy and terrorism. It asks for his 25-year prison sentence to be overturned, based on a list of complaints he has repeated before. 

 

So what’s the news here? 

 

Ironically, Bout’s appeal helps us better understand specific weaknesses in the U.S. approach for containing the world’s worst arms traffickers – those that intentionally enable terrorists, perpetrators of atrocity and U.N. sanctions-busting.

 

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