Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in prison in spy trial

AFP

15th June, 2020 03:13:06 printer

Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in prison in spy trial

A Russian court on Monday sentenced former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony in an espionage trial he dismissed as a "sham".

The Moscow City Court found Whelan guilty of receiving classified information, as he stood in the courtroom defendant's cage with a sign that read "Sham trial!" and called on the US president to intervene.


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