US citizen Trevor Reed, who was sentenced in Russia to nine years in prison in the case of an attack on police officers, was transferred from a pre-trial detention center to a colony in Mordovia, informs Radio Svoboda.
Earlier, the Moscow City Court dismissed Reed’s appeal against the verdict.
Reed is on the list of Americans that the Federal Penitentiary Service submitted to the Russian Foreign Ministry ahead of the meeting of the Russian and US presidents at the Geneva summit. Joe Biden then said that Reed, as well as Paul Whelan, who was sentenced to 16 years in Russia on espionage charges, were “illegally imprisoned.” Russian President Vladimir Putin replied that there is a possibility that the countries will exchange “prisoners”.
In June 2020, the Moscow Golovinsky Court sentenced Trevor Reed to nine years in a general regime colony. In the summer of 2019, while intoxicated, he resisted the police during his arrest.
According to the investigation, on August 16, 2019, the police were informed that a man and two women were noisily sorting out the relationship on the Leningradskoe highway.
The arriving policemen tried to calm the man down, but he showed aggression and resisted. He was forced into a service car and taken to the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Levoberezhny District. On the way, the detainee attacked the driver, tore his uniform, hit his partner, creating an emergency situation on the road.
The department found out that the detainee is a 28-year-old US citizen, Texas-born student Reed Trevor Raudi, who is temporarily living in an apartment on the Open Highway. The next day, the court authorized his arrest.
In court, Reed said that he did not admit his guilt and did not remember what happened, because he was drunk.