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American Sentenced to 16 Years in Russia on Spying Charges

Monday, 15 June 2020 05:38 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — An American has been sentenced to 16 years in prison by a Russian court on spying charges.

The Moscow City Court on Monday convicted Paul Whelan on charges of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in maximum security prison colony.

Whelan has insisted on his innocence, saying he was set up. The U.S. Embassy has denounced Whelan's trial as unfair, pointing that no evidence has been provided.

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An American has been sentenced to 16 years in prison by a Russian court on spying charges.The Moscow City Court on Monday convicted Paul Whelan on charges of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in maximum security prison colony.Whelan has insisted on his innocence,...
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