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Family Says Detained U.S. Citizen Is Innocent, Was In Moscow For Wedding

Family Says Detained U.S. Citizen Is Innocent, Was In Moscow For Wedding
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The family of a U.S. citizen being held by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) over suspected spying says he is innocent and was in Moscow to attend a wedding.

Moscow Detains American For ‘Espionage Activities’

Paul Whelan, a retired Marine, was last heard from on December 28, according to a statement from his family, obtained by RFE/RL on January 1.

This “was very much out of character for him, even when he was traveling,” the statement said…

To read more visit RFERL.

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