Paul Whelan in his trial in Russia Paul Whelan in his trial in Russia

Russia sentenced former US Marine accused of espionage 

Judge Andrei Suvorov sentenced him to prison for espionage and had initially requested an 18-year sentence. American Paul Whelan has several passports, including Irish, Canadian and British, which raised suspicions from the authorities. Watch this video to see more about the trial

  • The Russians allege that he received a USB stick with the list of all active agents of the KGB (Russian Secret Service).
  • Paul Whelan will be sent to one of the most secured prisons in the entire Soviet country.
Whelan during his trial. Source: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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