Moscow’s Lefortovo Court extended the pre-trial custody of suspected US spy Paul Whelan until 29 August from 28 May, in the Russian capital on Friday.
“I wanted to tell the world that I am a victim of political kidnap and ransom. There is obviously no credibility to this situation. This is retaliation for sanctions. There is absolutely no legitimacy,” Whelan said.
Whelan was detained in Moscow... Еще on December 28. If found guilty of espionage, the former US Marine Corps veteran faces up to 20 years in prison.