Paul Whelan, a former US Marine accused of espionage in Russia, during a court hearing in 2019. Photo: AFP / Getty Images / TNS
Paul Whelan, a former US Marine accused of espionage in Russia, during a court hearing in 2019. Photo: AFP / Getty Images / TNS
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Paul Whelan has ‘lost everything,’ after 3 years detained in Russia, former security executive’s family says

  • Whelan is serving a 16-year sentence of hard labour at a prison camp in Mordovia after being convicted last year in a secret trial on espionage charges
  • Whelan’s family expressed hope earlier this month that US President Joe Biden would press Russian President Vladimir Putin for Whelan’s release

Topic |   Russia
Paul Whelan, a former US Marine accused of espionage in Russia, during a court hearing in 2019. Photo: AFP / Getty Images / TNS
Paul Whelan, a former US Marine accused of espionage in Russia, during a court hearing in 2019. Photo: AFP / Getty Images / TNS
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