Russia: Lawyer says Whelan's suffering from 'inguinal hernia'

Paul Whelan’s lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov stated that his client is suffering from a long-standing inguinal hernia, speaking outside the Lefortovo District Court in Moscow on Friday. Whelan, who is suspected of espionage, aggravated the hernia after prison guards asked him to carry his belongings to another cell on August 9, according to Zherebenkov. Earlier on Friday the court ruled to extend... Еще Whelan’s custody until October 29. He was detained in the Russian capital on December 28. If found guilty of espionage, the former US Marine Corps veteran faces up to 20 years in prison.

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