US Embassy in Moscow: No info on Paul Whelans whereabouts
MOSCOW The US Embassy in Moscow said Tuesday it had no information on the whereabouts of an American convicted in June of espionage, despite reports that he is being transferred to a prison colony in central Russia. The Interfax news agency cited David Whelan as saying he received the information from the British Embassy. Paul Whelan holds US, British, Irish and Canadian citizenship. Whelans lawyer has said his client was handed a flash drive that had classified information on it that he didnt know about. Read more: Michigan man Paul Whelan sentenced to 16 years in prison on spying charges in Russia
Novi man Paul Whelan sentenced to 16 years in prison on spying charges in Russia
A Michigan man arrested in Russia on suspicion of being a spy has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. Paul Whelan, 50, was found guilty and sentenced Monday. No discussions until a conviction.Meanwhile, Paul Whelan is back in his prison cell after emergency hernia surgery two weeks ago. The Whelan family is left hoping the diplomats, who have only been able to visit him sporadically to date, will now be able to do their work quickly. Our family is hoping as soon as possible the governments will get together and figure
Michigan man being detained in Russia undergoes emergency surgery, family says
The family of a Michigan man being detained in Russia on suspicion of being a spy said he has undergone emergency hernia surgery. He took a turn for the worse and was transferred Friday for emergency surgery, his family said. We learned early this morning from the U.S. Embassy that Pauls health had taken a turn for the worse. The prison transferred him to Sklifosovsky hospital where doctors performed an emergency hernia surgery. We continue to be concerned for Pauls health, particularly now that, as he recuperates, he may be more susceptible to other illnesses or infections.
Paul Whelan has hearing today in Moscow
Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelans lawyers will be in the Moscow city court on Tuesday appealing his detention. The report also says Whelan was visited by Canadian officials last week. In court in September, Whelan called the charges against him garbage."I appreciate the support," Whelan said. Whelan has traveled to Russia for years and was in Moscow for a wedding. A person turned up in my room, put something in my pocket and then I was arrested, Whelan said.
'I was set up:' Paul Whelan yells in Russian courtroom during hearing on espionage charges
MOSCOW - A Novi man has been jailed in Moscow, Russia, for more than eight months after being charged with spying. That decision came after a noisy hearing in a Russian courtroom, where Whelan called the charges against him "garbage." On Tuesday, in the courtroom where a court denied his appeal to end his detention Whelan said an old friend, a Russian security officer, planted a flash drive on him and set him up to be arrested. A person turned up in my room, put something in my pocket and then I was arrested," Whelan said. Russian authorities said Whelan was caught with state secrets in his possession.