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Russian court extends detention of suspected US spy

Russian court extends detention of suspected US spy
Saturday 23
2:40 2019

A Russian court has extended the detention of a former United States' marine charged with espionage until May 28, refusing a request that he be released under house arrest. Paul Whelan, 48, should be held in a pre-trial detention facility for a further three months to give investigators more time to look into his case, Judge Sergei Ryabtsev in Moscow's Lefortovo District Court ruled on Friday. Whelan, who holds US, British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained in a Moscow hotel room on December 28 on an allegation of possessing documents containing state secrets, a charge he denies. If found ...

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Aljazeera : Russian court extends detention of suspected US spy

Summary: Ex-US marine Paul Whelan, accused of spying, to remain in prison for at least three more months pending investigation.

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