Paul Whelan received 16 years in prison on charges of espionage

the Moscow city court has pronounced a sentence against the accused espionage American Paul Whelan.

Former marine the United States have given 16 years in prison. To serve his sentence he will in the colony of strict regime, reports the Agency “Moscow”. Prosecutor in the debate demanded for the accused to 18 years in prison.

Whelan was detained in Moscow on 28 December 2018 and charged with spying for the United States.

in Addition to the American citizenship Whelan is a citizen of the UK, Ireland and Canada.

media reported that after his discharge from service Whelan worked in companies manufacturing auto parts BorgWarner and repeatedly visited Russia. The case against Whelan is marked “confidential”.

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