Russian Court May Rule On US National Whelan's Espionage Case In Fall - Lawyer
Muhammad Irfan 2 days ago Thu 15th August 2019 | 10:33 PM
The trial of US citizen Paul Whelan, who is being kept in Russian custody on spying charges, may start in September, with a court expected to deliver a ruling by the end of fall, Whelan's attorney, Vladimir Zherebenkov, told Sputnik on Thursday
"I believe that the last arrest extension will be in late August. Afterward, the case will be referred to the Moscow City Court for consideration of its merits. This fall, I suppose, the court will make a decision," the lawyer said.
"Doctors from the Ministry of Health came and conducted a check-up since Whelan earlier complained of a hernia.
Russian doctors have already addressed their US colleagues to get his previous health data and look at the dynamics. [Even before the arrest], he had planned to undergo surgery in America," the lawyer added.