The court received the complaint for the arrest of the suspect in Russia spying Americans Whelan
MOSCOW, January 10. /TASS/ — the date of the complaint is not appointed yet.
Lefortovo court of Moscow on Thursday has received an appeal against the decision on arrest of the American, Paul Whelan, who was detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage. About TASS reported the press service of the court.
“The lawyer’s complaint to the decision on the conclusion of Whelan’s detention came to court. Consideration date is not appointed yet”, — told a press-the court Secretary Ekaterina Krasnova.
Previously, Whelan’s lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov said that he has filed an appeal to the court on the conclusion of his client’s detention in the mail. In the complaint, the defender requests the release Whelan bail.
FSB of Russia on December 28 last year, was detained in Moscow Whelan “in the spy action”. Investigation Department of the security services 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. On 2 January he was visited in the detention center “Lefortovo” U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman.
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