February 21, 2019 / 12:17 PM / a month ago

Russia denying U.S. diplomats access to detained investor - embassy

MOSCOW, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday that Russia had failed to grant its diplomats access to detained U.S. national Michael Calvey a week after the founder of Baring Vostok private equity group was detained in Moscow.

The U.S. embassy said in a statement it had asked multiple times to visit Calvey in custody but had not received permission, which it said flouted consular rules between the two countries.

"We insist on access now," it said. (Reporting by Andrew Osborn and Andrey Kuzmin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Gareth Jones)

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