An American student was sent to a penal colony for nine years in 2020 for attacking police officers in Moscow.

The U.S. President Joe Biden met with the parents of Trevor Reed, an American convicted in Russia. This is stated in a written statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

“During the meeting, the President stressed his commitment to continue working to secure the release of Trevor [Reed], Paul Whelan (a U.S. citizen convicted in Russia for espionage), as well as other Americans who are being unfairly detained in Russia and other countries,” the text states.

A student Reed in 2020 was sent to a penal colony for nine years for attacking police officers in Moscow. According to the investigation, in August 2019, he attacked the police, who arrived after calling the residents of the house on the Leningradskoe highway. They complained about an intoxicated man who had a quarrel with several women. When the foreigner was taken to the police station in the car, he attacked the driver and his partner.