Imprisoned ex-US marine alleges abuse
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Paul Whelan: Ex-US marine alleges abuse in Russia spy case

A former US marine imprisoned in Russia on suspicion of spying has complained of "abuses and harassment" and says he is a "victim of political kidnap".

Mr Whelan - a citizen of the US, UK, Canada and Ireland - was arrested in late December, accused of espionage.

The 48-year-old denies the charges and told a court on Friday that he had been subjected to threats and abuse by a security service investigator.

  • 24 May 2019
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