Russia has provided consular access to the detained US citizen Whelan
MOSCOW, January 2. /TASS/ — Paul Whelan was detained on 28 December in Moscow, while conducting espionage action.
“Russia has provided consular access to Whelan,” — said the diplomat.
On Monday, the FSB announced the arrest on December 28 in Moscow Whelan while conducting espionage action. The investigative Department of the FSB of Russia in relation to a criminal case under article 276 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Espionage”), providing punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term from 10 to 20 years.
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