Paul Whelan after the operation was transferred to a jail
The accused in Russia of spying Paul Whelan were operated the day before, and today was transferred back to the SIZO "Lefortovo", told RIA Novosti on Friday, the U.S. Embassy in Russia.
Lawyer Whelan Olga Charles previously reported that Whelan had an operation for hernia. Prior to that, he complained of worsening pain in the groin.
"We have been informed that yesterday the Floor Whelan did emergency surgery. This afternoon Ambassador Sullivan spoke with Whelan on the phone after he was transferred back to prison in Lefortovo. We will continue to monitor closely the state of health of the Floor and hope he will recover soon," said the Embassy.
The Embassy noted that the United States has repeatedly asked to allow Whelan walking in the street, as well as to provide him an English speaking doctor. In addition, the Embassy accused the Russian authorities that they were denied Whelan in medical care until the threat to his life, calling Russia's actions "dangerous and unacceptable".
As reported RIA Novosti, the lawyer, the court found that the Russian doctor had already provided Whelan with all the assistance necessary, and therefore refused to let the alien from another doctor, who recommended that the Embassy States.
The Moscow city court will announce the verdict Whelan on 15 June. The prosecution asked for a former U.S. marine for 18 years in a strict regime colony, protection insisted on the justification.
The process is closely watched in the United States, to meetings was often visited by the American Ambassador, but directly in a court hall it is not allowed never: in the case marked "top secret", review is in a restricted mode.