Russian court extends detention of ex-Marine Moscow calls a spy

Russian court extends detention of ex-Marine Moscow calls a spyA Russian court on Tuesday extended by three months the detention of Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine accused by Moscow of spying, a decision his family and U.S. officials condemned as unjust. Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained by agents from Russia’s Federal Security Service in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28 last year. Moscow says Whelan was caught red-handed with a computer flash drive containing classified information.



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