Russian court sentences US citizen Paul Whelan to 16 years in prison

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Russian court sentences ex-U.S. Marine Paul Whelan to 16 years for espionage

June 15 (UPI) — A Russian court on Monday convicted former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in prison, a decision that is expected to inflame simmering tensions between the Kremlin and Washington.

The former U.S. Marine who also holds British, Canadian and Irish passports has denied the allegations, and after the verdict was announced accused the trial of being “political theater.”

Publisher: UPI
Date: 2020-06-15T05:53:49-04:00
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