Moscow court rejects appeal of US man held on espionage charges

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Paul Whelan, who has been held for 11 months, has called his case a ‘hostage situation’ A Moscow court has upheld the arrest of Paul Whelan, an American citizen being held in Russia on espionage charges who has called his case a “hostage situation”. The court rejected Whelan’s appeal to be released from Russia’s notorious Lefortovo prison, where he has been held for more than 11 months, in a hearing closed to the press because his case is classified. Continue reading... …

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