In late May, Reed contracted COVID-19 behind bars. The Moscow Federal Penitentiary Service recently told Sputnik that the US citizen had fully recovered and was discharged from a prison hospital.
"On June 10, following 16 days without consular access to imprisoned U.S. citizen Trevor Reed, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow issued a diplomatic note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs protesting our lack of access. Mr Reed, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on May 25, has been repeatedly denied phone calls to his family or embassy personnel", Gorman said in a statement.
The diplomat added that Reed did not receive any of the letters his family had sent.
Reed was sentenced to nine years in prison in July 2020 for assaulting police officers who were called due to Reed's drunken row with two women in a Moscow street. Prosecutors said he assaulted the officers in their vehicle while they were taking him in for questioning, nearly causing a crash.