Russia charges former U.S. marine with espionage: Interfax

A view shows the pre-trial detention centre Lefortovo, where former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan is reportedly held in custody in Moscow, Russia January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A former U.S. Marine detained in Russia has been charged with espionage, the Interfax news agency said on Thursday, meaning he could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Russia‚Äôs FSB state security service detained Paul Whelan, 48, in Moscow last Friday on suspicion of spying, in a case which […]

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