Court of Moscow arrested a suspect in the espionage of the American
Lefortovo court of Moscow arrested the detainee on suspicion in espionage of a US citizen Paul Whelan, said his lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov.
“Today, I sent an appeal against the court’s decision on remand. I ask you to release him on bail, the amount of which is suggested to court,” he added.
The lawyer said that the money will be able to make relatives of Americans, or will use its own funds arrested, writes “RIA Novosti”.
December 28, employees of FSB have detained Whelan when performing spy actions in Moscow. Against it criminal case was brought, the alien faces up to 20 years in prison.
The Russian foreign Ministry said that the U.S. Embassy in Russia was informed about the incident. On 1 January it became known that the American is an employee of the company-manufacturer of auto parts BorgWarner.
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