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.

If negotiations on the exchange will not succeed, the FSIN will be able to send Whelan to serve his sentence in one of the Russian colonies.

The verdict was announced on June 15, and June 22, Whelan was handed a translation of the sentence into English. From this moment and were counted 10 days required for the filing of a complaint or protest. Within three days from the day the sentence comes into force, the court must pay to its execution - send a copy of the FSIN.

Accordingly, the Federal penitentiary no later than 10 days after receiving it sends the convicted person to serve his sentence. Until that time, according to wick, he has the right to short visits from relatives or other persons. "The prison administration is obliged to notify one of the relatives of the convict's choice about where he goes for punishment," - noted in the code. In accordance with established practice, the Federal penitentiary service informs the family after the arrival of the convict to the colony during stage they are not aware of where he's going.

To determine the colony would be the Federal penitentiary service on the basis of available places in penitentiary institutions.

Possible to go from "Lefortovo" to the colony a convict and won't have to.

As reported earlier by RIA Novosti, the lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov, now there are negotiations about the exchange of Whelan on in American prisons Russians. Neither Whelan nor his protection, he explained, do not participate in them and know about them only from backroom conversations.

While the list of possible candidates for sharing of figure Viktor Bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a sentence in the United States.

Yaroshenko in the United States in 2011 was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges in the preparation of the conspiracy to commit delivery of large quantities of drugs into U.S. territory.

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.

The Whelan case marked top secret, officially, the case is not disclosed, the hearings were held behind closed doors. 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.