A member of Russian Parliament is outraged after his son was handed down a sentence of 27 years in prison for computer hacking crimes in the US.
Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, 32, was convicted in August for stealing credit card data from US restaurants, causing nearly $170m (£132m) in damages.
Russian MP Valery Seleznev said the sentence was “passed by man-eaters” and that his son was “abducted”.
Seleznev made millions by selling the data on the dark web, US officials say.
“It’s a sentence passed by man-eaters…My son was abducted,” Mr Seleznevtold RIA Novosti news agency.
Mr Seleznev, a member of the lower house of the Russian legislature known as the Duma, is an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the New York Times reports.
“My son was tortured because being in jail in a foreign country after abduction is torture in itself. He is innocent,” he continued.
Mr Seleznev, a member of the the nationalist Liberal …