Day 11 - Paul Whelan - Lefortovo Prison Moscow - Update Jan 7, 2019 - family talks to embassies

We're hoping this week to see Paul receive another consular visit.  The family has spoken to representatives of the UK, Irish, and Canadian governments since Friday.  The US Embassy has indicated it will continue to lead on consular efforts, since Paul entered Russia on a US passport. 

A family member has also contacted with an English-speaking staff person in Mr. Zherebenkov's office.  We received the contact information from US Embassy staff.  We have not exchanged anything other than our own contact information but we now have a conduit so that if Mr. Zherebenkov, who doesn't appear to speak English, and the family want to communicate, we can do so.