Russian prosecutors asked a Moscow court to 18 years in prison as punishment for an American Paul Whelan, who is on trial on charges of espionage. This was reported by “Interfax”.
Citizen of the United States in the last word asked to justify it in connection with innocence. Protection insisted on the justification. The verdict will be announced on June 15.
28 December 2018 FSB Whelan was detained in Moscow on suspicion of espionage. 3 January 2019 Whelan was charged, he is in custody. On 23 August he extended the arrest until October 29.
The publication of “Rosbalt” claimed Whelan was detained when receiving a pendrive with a secret list of employees of the Russian special services.
The native of Canada Whelan a few citizenships, including British and Irish.