MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - The family unit of united states citizen Paul Whelan, whom a Moscow court docket recently convicted of espionage, isn't planning to shuttle to Russia to talk over with him at the detention center the place he's being held.
"unluckily, none of us are prone to see Paul at [penal colony No. 17] IK-17. Paul has asked us no longer to return to Russia and we can honor his request. it would be tough on my fogeys to lose a further son," Paul Whelan's brother David advised Interfax.
He stated he hopes Paul will be freed and return domestic to the U.S. soon.
David Whelan referred to he has no new counsel about his brother, because the letters the household bought the previous week have been despatched by Paul lower back in can also.
"on the grounds that the [Public Monitoring Commission of Russia's internal republic of Mordovia] okayMordovia say he has arrived at IK-18, it truly is where we assume he's. despite diplomatic requests, the Russian Federation has not validated his current vicinity with the U.S. government," David Whelan talked about.