Embassy of Ireland in Russia has requested consular access to Paul Whelan
MOSCOW, January 9. /TASS/ — At the Irish Embassy reported that it had requested access after requests Whelan for assistance.
Irish diplomats have asked for consular access to the detained in Moscow on suspicion in espionage the Floor Whelan.
“Irish Embassy in Moscow has requested consular access to our citizen after his requests for assistance”, — told TASS on Wednesday at the Irish Embassy.
FSB of Russia on December 28 detained in Moscow Whelan “in conducting espionage action”. Investigating the management of the service in relation to a criminal case under article 276 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Espionage”), providing punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term from 10 to 20 years. In addition to the citizenship of Ireland, Whelan has British citizenship, Canada and the United States. January 2, Whelan visited the detention center “Lefortovo” the us Ambassador to Russia John huntsman.
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