Russian court rules to keep suspected U.S. spy Whelan in custody - Ifax

by Reuters
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:08 GMT

MOSCOW, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A court in Moscow ruled on Tuesday that former U.S. marine Paul Whelan, who is being held in Russia on spying charges, can remain in custody, the Interfax news agency said.

Whelan, who was detained by Russia's Federal Security Service on Dec. 28 and whose family says he is innocent, had been appealing for release on bail. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet)

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