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Whelan can swap in August-September, admitted attorney

Sentenced to 16 years for spying for American, Paul Whelan, in theory, can exchange for some of the Russians in August-September, but no exact data are not, told RIA Novosti on Monday, the lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov.

"As negotiations go on, we don't know - they are not lawyers, and politicians or intelligence agencies. Usually this procedure takes two to three months, in principle, August-September falls within these parameters," - said the lawyer.

Russia and the United States do not negotiate about the exchange of Whelan

Moscow and Washington do not negotiate on the exchange of convicted espionage American Paul Whelan for the citizens of Russia contained in the U.S. prisons, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

The Moscow city court on 15 June sentenced former us marine's Whelan to 16 years in prison for espionage, the defense has said it will appeal. A consequence of the plot of the case is not officially open: from the press release, the FSB followed that Whelan was detained in Moscow in late 2018 during spy promotions. The accused the last word said that espionage was not involved. The defense claims that American became a victim of provocation: he gave the flash drive that he had expected to see a photo of a tourist trip to Sergiev Posad.

Sentence Floor Whelan came into force

The sentence the convict to 16 years in prison for espionage American Semi Whelan came into force. Last day for appeal was on Thursday, now this term has expired.

Protection has previously stated that he would not waste time on appeal - entered into force verdict, the lawyer said, will accelerate the decision to exchange convict someone of serving a sentence abroad Russians. Prosecutors have not announced their plans, but informed the representative of Department were asked about the punishment, two years more strictly appointed. Theoretically, the Prosecutor could appeal against too lenient with his point of view, punishment.

The sentence the convict for espionage Whelan came into force

The sentence the convict for espionage American Semi Whelan came into force, reported RIA Novosti his lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov.

The Moscow city court on 15 June sentenced former us marine's Whelan to 16 years in prison for espionage, the defense has said it will appeal. A consequence of the plot of the case is not officially open: from the press release, the FSB followed that Whelan was detained in Moscow in late 2018 during spy promotions. The accused the last word said that espionage was not involved. The defense claims that American became a victim of provocation: he gave the flash drive that he had expected to see a photo of a tourist trip to Sergiev Posad.

The family of Viktor bout is not aware of the possibility of its exchange for Whelan

The family of Russian businessman Viktor bout, who is serving a 25-year sentence in an American prison Marion, Illinois, is not yet known, nothing new about the possibility of exchange for an American citizen Paul Whelan, who was convicted in Russia for espionage, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, the wife of the Russian, Alla Bout.

"There is nothing new about the possibility of sharing we don't know, no talking with us on this subject has not yet begun", - said the Agency Booth.

American expert estimated the chances of the exchange of Whelan on the Russians

The United States and Russia or the Soviet Union usually exchanged spies, but in recent years this approach to sharing is eroded, so it is possible that it will affect the situation with the possible exchange of the convicted in Russia for espionage Paul Whelan on someone in us prisons are Russians, says Professor and co-Director of the Centre for international law at new York law school, Barry Appleton.

Appleton noted that international law has never been applicable in similar situations and the result has always been exclusively the subject of negotiations between the two sides.

The protest in Moscow city court: the lives of white American spies are important!

Yesterday in the Moscow city court announced the verdict in one of the most high-profile cases recently: fifty-year-old Paul Whelan was sentenced to sixteen years in a penal colony for espionage.

The reaction of the States was expected — lightning fast and sharp. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan stated that he was "disappointed and outraged". A few hours later, when the ocean morning came, the battle joined Secretary of state Mike Pompeo. He also expressed outrage via Twitter and demanded "the immediate release" Whelan.

The White house commented on the sentencing Floor Whelan

Advisor to the President of the United States Donald trump on national security Robert O'brien said that the us administration will not stop its work until convicted in Russia of spying for the American Paul Whelan will be back in the United States.

The Moscow city court on Monday sentenced Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage. The prosecution asked for 18 years of strict regime colony. The accused the last word said that espionage was not involved. A consequence of the plot of the case is not officially open: from the press release, the FSB followed that Whelan was detained in Moscow in late 2018 during spy promotions. The defense claims that American became a victim of provocation.

The foreign Ministry commented on the claims of the US because of the sentence Whelan

The foreign Ministry rejected the allegations of too harsh and unjust sentence for espionage Semi Whelan.

Earlier the Moscow city court sentenced the American to 16 years in strict regime colony.

Foreign Minister of Canada called the Whelan verdict "politically motivated"

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Canada, said the verdict is a Semi Whelan, convicted in Russia for espionage, politically motivated.

The Moscow city court on Monday sentenced Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage. The prosecution asked for 18 years of strict regime colony. The accused the last word said that espionage was not involved. A consequence of the plot of the case is not officially open: from the press release, the FSB followed that Whelan was detained in Moscow in late 2018 during spy promotions. The defense claims that American became a victim of provocation.

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