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The lawyer of Viktor bout can't get in touch with him

Protection of the Russian businessman Victor booth serving 25-year sentence in the US for two weeks, can't get in touch with the Russians, told RIA Novosti lawyer condemned Alexey Tarasov.

Previously about the lack of communication with the Russian businessman has told RIA Novosti his wife Alla Bout. According to her, the family bout and Russian diplomats in Washington have lost touch with him, he hasn't called home since July 22.

Family and the Russian Embassy in the United States has lost communication with the booth, said his wife

The family of Russian businessman Viktor bout, who is serving a 25-year sentence in the United States and Russian diplomats in Washington have lost touch with the Russians, he hasn't called home since July 22, said RIA Novosti the businessman's wife Alla Bout.

Viktor Bout was arrested in Thailand on us request in 2008 as a result of provocative operations of the American intelligence services and transported in the United States. In 2012, a jury in new York found the Russians guilty in the preparation of the conspiracy to murder U.S. citizens and material support of terrorism.

Lawyer: in the prison block, where the Bout, there were no cases COVID-19

The unit is in an American prison, which contains Russian Viktor Bout, has no cases of infection COVID-19, told RIA Novosti lawyer Alexey Tarasov.

A month ago it was reported that in the prison Booth, identified the first cases of coronavirus infection.

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.

Booth's wife reported three cases COVID-19 in prison, where he was kept

In prison, Marion in the American state of Illinois, which is serving a 25-year sentence Russian businessman Viktor Bout, has already registered three cases of coronavirus infection, reported RIA Novosti on Friday, the wife of the Russian, Alla Bout, on the eve pogovorili with him on the phone.

"Victor called on Thursday night. He now calls regularly, only when he's being released from the camera. In prison a strict regime due to the fact that there is already three cases of coronavirus infection", - she reported to the Agency.

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 lawyer told about "progress" in negotiations on the exchange of bout and Yaroshenko

The process of discussion, exchange of serving time in prison in the U.S. of Russians Viktor bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko is soon in their life can happen a positive change, reported Wednesday RIA Novosti news Agency the lawyer Alexei Tarasov.

According to the lawyer, he can't disclose details, information about whom owns at this stage.

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.

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