Russian businessman Viktor Bout, who is serving in the U.S. a 25-year prison sentence for smuggling weapons, complained that the administration of the Federal prison Marion took his Kombucha. Booth, whose case recently declined to review a Prosecutor’s office for the southern district of new York, with great difficulty raised him “nothing”, told RIA “news” the businessman’s wife Alla Bout.
“Victor has spent a lot of time and effort, growing from Spiti sweet tea in the camera Kombucha. The fungus it grew up out of nothing, he had no piece of previously grown by someone of the fungus,” said she. According to his wife, the prisoner, Victor was treating this folk medicine sick stomach.
Alla Bout, who is in Thailand for consultation with local lawyers husband and the Foundation led by her “the way home”, said that Victor was treated not only myself, but also treated the other prisoners and even the guards. According to Alla, in prison have a real stomach problems from unhealthy prison food.
By fermenting the fungus produces alcohol. Because the prison during the inspection found in the vessel with mushroom some amount of alcohol. Keep a fungus or grow a new one after that Viktor bout was banned. The Russian lawyer Alexei Tarasov told RIA “Novosti”that the booth is now threatened with solitary confinement and ban on phone calls to the family. “The hearing will be on the production of an alcoholic beverage in the chamber,” explained the defender of the Russian. According to him, for the drink, which is found about 2% alcohol, with a booth, you can withdraw all accumulated points for good behavior, and they give up to 50 days of sentencing a year.
“Both I and the employees of the Russian Embassy in Washington had asked the prison administration to allow us to be present at the administrative hearing, which is scheduled for next Thursday, but we rejected,” said Tarasov.
Kombucha is a product of the symbiosis of yeasts and acetic acid bacteria, emerging and growing in the remains of sweet tea. When the mushroom “grow” at home, in a jar add a sweet tea. The drink was known in ancient China, is considered to be extremely useful for digestion and the treatment of gastritis and other gastrointestinal diseases.
The drink can contain up to 2.5% of ethanol. For comparison, the alcohol content in kefir may be from 0.2 to 0.6%, in bread kvass – from 0.7% to 2.6%. The alcohol content in Energetica that are prohibited for sale in Moscow, is from 0.5% to 9% alcohol.
Viktor Bout was arrested in Bangkok in March 2008 and later extradited to the U.S., where then was sentenced to 25 years in prison for “conspiracy to murder U.S. citizens” and “conspiracy to supply weapons to terrorist organizations.” In June of protection booth filed a petition for reconsideration.