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Russian Prosecutors Demand 18 Years In Penal Colony For Ex-US Marine In Spy Trial

Russian Prosecutors Demand 18 Years In Penal Colony For Ex-US Marine In Spy Trial
Russian Penal Colony, 1887

Russian prosecutors on Monday demanded 18 years in prison for a former U.S. marine facing espionage charges, his lawyer said, as the high-profile trial that has strained ties with Washington drew to a close.

Paul Whelan’s lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov told reporters that the prosecutor had requested 18 years “in a harsh regime colony” for his client. 

“To be honest, we are in shock,” he said outside the court, where the trial was held behind closed doors…

To read more visit The Moscow Times.

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