Paul Whelan, a former US Marine arrested in Russia on espionage charges, was visiting Moscow over the holidays to attend a wedding when he suddenly disappeared, his brother said. Photo: AP

Paul Whelan, American arrested in Moscow for ‘spying’ was there for wedding, family says

  • Retired US Marine Paul Whelan was detained on Friday ‘during an espionage operation’ according to Russian intelligence
  • Statement tweeted by brother David said Paul Whelan’s ‘innocence is undoubted’
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Paul Whelan, a former US Marine arrested in Russia on espionage charges, was visiting Moscow over the holidays to attend a wedding when he suddenly disappeared, his brother said. Photo: AP
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