American prisoner Paul Whelan from a Midwest state and city is going to remain in solitary confinement in Russia. That is until early August continuing on the three weeks of no contact with his family, according to his brother, David Whelan.
American Prisoner is an Innocent Victim
Whelan was in Moscow in 2018 and arrested. He was then sentencing to 16 years in person on an espionage charge. Moreover, his lawyer said the former corporate security executive from a county in a Midstate state and city, was handling a flash drive. That flash drive contained classified information that he did not know about.
In June, Whelan spent time in a medical facility to treat a lingering cough and bursitis in his elbow. That result from the factory, he said.
President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin Discussed a Prison Swap
In addition to Paul Whelan, another U.S. prisoner in Russia, Trevor Reed, is being ‘wrongfully imprisoning” in Russia. This is according to President Joe Biden. Biden has advocated on their behalf with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Geneva summit. It was also in June. Moreover, Putin has opened the door to possible discussions about a prisoner swap with the U.S. He has said the conversations would, in fact, continue on.
On July 28th, the U.S. and Russia will again hold bilateral talks in Geneva. Thus, Whelan’s family said they do “hope his case will again be raising in recognition that his release could promote strategic stability.”
American Prisoner got Solitary Confinement
Moreover, Whelan was, in fact, placed in solitary confinement upon his return to prison. The issue had at hand was for “having food in a bag,” according to his brother David. In fact, no further information was offering to the family. That is when they learning that his confinement would be extending to another two weeks.
“In fact, this is the longest stretch of time Paul has been isolating. Unfortunately, he has been unable to call our parents or have contact with any embassy since he arrived in Mordovia last autumn,” David Whelan said.