Whelan’s twin unhappy with Russia spying sentence

The twin brother of an American sentenced on Russian espionage charges says the family will continue to fight for Paul Whelan’s freedom. (June 15)

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Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial | AFP

A Russian court sentences former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage in a case that strained ties with Washington and fuelled speculation of a prisoner swap. Moscow City Court found Whelan guilty of receiving classified information as he stood in the dock with a sign that read “Sham trial!” and pleaded for US President Donald Trump to intervene in the case.

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Alleged US spy Paul Whelan arrives at Moscow court | AFP

Paul Whelan, a former US marine detained in Russia on accusations of espionage, arrives in court in Moscow. Whelan, who was arrested in December after allegedly receiving state secrets, maintains that he has been framed and that he took a USB drive from an acquaintance thinking it contained vacation photos. IMAGES

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Moscow court rejects bail appeal of US citizen suspected of spying

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