Lawyer Albert Dayan
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Arms dealer Viktor Bout to appeal against conviction

6 April 2012 Last updated at 02:44 BST

Arms dealer Viktor Bout is to appeal against his conviction for attempting to sell heavy arms to a Colombian rebel group.

The 45-year-old was sentenced to 25 years in jail by a US judge.

His lawyer, Albert Dayan, confirmed that his client maintained his innocence after the sentencing.