The verdict of the American Whelan, convicted of espionage, entered into force

came into force the verdict of the American Semi Whelan, convicted in Russia for espionage. It is reported by RIA “Novosti”.

Security Whelan did not appeal the verdict. According to the lawyer of Vladimir Zherebenkov, the complaint is not filed, not to lose time. Speaking about the likelihood of exchange Whelan, the lawyer said: “over the exchange — are engaged in politics, long procedure”.

Sentence Whelan under article 276 of the Criminal code of Russian Federation (“Espionage”) issued on June 15. The guilt, the alien is not admitted, stating that he came to Russia for a friend’s wedding.

the Court sent him to the colony for 16 years. The prosecution asked for U.S. citizen 18 years of a colony of a strict mode.

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