Jan 11

American Paul Whelan formally charged with espionage in Russia

Whelan family(MOSCOW) — Russia on Friday said American Paul Whelan, who was arrested last month in Moscow, has been formally charged with espionage. Whelan was charged under Article 276 of Russia’s criminal code, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters at a televised briefing. Whelan, a former United States Marine, was detained Dec. 28 …

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