17 septembrie 2019

Lawmakers Call for Release of Former US Marine Jailed as Spy in Russia

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WASHINGTON — A Michigan security executive who has been detained in Russia on espionage charges since December is being held without cause as his health deteriorates under tough conditions, members of Congress said Thursday as they demanded his release. A Russian court has repeatedly extended Paul Whelan's detention in a cramped Moscow prison while he awaits trial on charges that carry a sentence of up to 20 years. The U.S. Embassy said requests to send a doctor to examine him have been [...]