Day 686 - Paul Whelan - IK-17 Mordovia Russia - November 13, 2020 - Human Rights Visit

Many of you will have seen the story in which Paul spoke with ABC. It surfaced many new details, unknown to our family, and makes even clearer what a completely bogus case Russian authorities fabricated. Paul left a voice mail message with our parents yesterday that the sleep deprivation continues. The US Embassy submitted a diplomatic note to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs weeks ago as well as calling the prison but were ignored by both. We are grateful for the Embassy's public advocacy on Paul's behalf, tweeted on Wednesday [11/10/2020].

The long reach of the false prosecution extends to Mordovia, where Paul is labeled as a flight risk. Russian media report that this designation is at the prosecutor's request and is the cause of this human rights abuse. Russian media reported that Paul had not complained to the human rights Public Monitoring Committee (ОНК) about this previously. But no-one in Russia has denied the abuse and the warden certainly knew of it. His staff were going to Paul's bunk every two hours during the night and throwing off his blankets [Interfax A, below]. Paul had complained to the staff and asked the warden for an explanation but was also ignored.

We appreciate the OHK representative, Valery Krutov, finding the time to visit Paul [11/13/2020?]. The prison warden appears to have assured them that his staff will stop violating the 6-hour minimum human rights-mandated sleep for prisoners, in Paul's case at least. Paul has repeated his request to be able to speak to an English-speaking doctor, a request he has repeated for more than 18 months. [Interfax B, below] Свиньи могут летать.

Paul has been in Russian detention for nearly 2 years. The US Embassy stated yesterday in its tweet that "[t]he US will not sit quietly". So far, the only people not sitting quietly are all in Russia. We are grateful for the Public Monitoring Committee's oversight, both in Lefortovo and Mordovia. And the U.S. Embassy remains Paul's most stalwart advocate.

We hope that Secretary Pompeo and his staff, the NSC, the administration, and Congress, won't continue to sit quietly as we approach the 2-year mark in Paul Whelan's wrongful detention.

[ABC story: https://abcnews.go.com/International/marine-paul-whelan-speaks-russian-prison-abc-news/story?id=74103250 ]
[US Embassy tweet: https://twitter.com/USEmbRuPress/status/1326856405727522818 ]
[Interfax interview A with Valery Krutov (sleep): https://www.interfax-russia.ru/volga/main/rukovodstvo-kolonii-gde-soderzhitsya-uilan-obeshchaet-ne-sozdavat-emu-problem-so-snom-onk-1 ]
[Interfax interview B with Valery Krutov (doctor): https://www.interfax-russia.ru/volga/news/osuzhdennyy-v-rf-za-shpionazh-amerikanec-uilan-prosit-vracha-so-znaniem-angliyskogo-yazyka-onk ]
[RIA/N story elaborates on the aforementioned: https://ria.ru/20201113/koloniya-1584484801.html ]

 

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  25. Day 398 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - January 30, 2020 - First Consular Visit in 2020
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  27. Day 357 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - December 19, 2019 -Next Detention Hearing, Job Loss
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  29. Day 350 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - December 12, 2019 -Russian Corruption, American Defiance
  30. Day 344 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update December 6, 2019 - Prison Turkey, MFA Loses Facts
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  32. Day 326 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update November 18, 2019 - No Medical, Misinformation
  33. Day 323 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update November 15, 2019 - Upcoming appeal hearing
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  41. Day 238 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update August 28 - prison officials retaliating
  42. Day 217 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update August 1 - Foreign Minister Lavrov's wish list
  43. Day 200 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update July 1 - Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov's comments
  44. Day 182 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update June 28 - G20 summit
  45. Day 173 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update June 19 - Ambassador Bolton meeting
  46. Day 168 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update June 14 - FSB investigator angry at Paul
  47. Day 160 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update June 6 - FSB breaking Russian laws
  48. Day 151 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update May 28, 2019 - Detention extended another 3 months
  49. Day 145 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update May 22, 2019 - citizen unjustly held abroad
  50. Day 101 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update April 8, 2019 - no SPEHA for Paul
  51. Day 129 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update May 6, 2019 - attempts to coerce false confession
  52. Day 80 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update March 18, 2019 - call with DAS King
  53. Day 78 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update March 16, 2019 - Congress tweets
  54. Day 62 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Feb 28, 2019 - FSB isolates Paul
  55. Day 56 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Feb 22, 2019 - Extension of detention by 3 months
  56. Day 53 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Feb 19, 2019 - lawyer Zherebenkov meeting
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  58. Day 29 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 25, 2019 - 5 consular visits
  59. Day 26 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 22, 2019 - Bail Hearing
  60. Day 25 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 21, 2019 - gofundme campaign started
  61. Day 21 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 17, 2019 - Pompeo speaks to Freeland
  62. Day 19 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 15, 2019 - still no Privacy Act Waiver
  63. Day 18 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 14, 2019 - lack of information from MFA
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  65. Day 15 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 11, 2019 - Ambassador Huntsman calls family
  66. Day 12 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 8, 2019 - consular meeting requests
  67. Day 11 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 7, 2019 - family talks to embassies
  68. Day 05 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 1, 2019 - our brother arrested by FSB
  69. Day 08 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 4, 2019 - need Congress and State Dept help