RUS­SIA SEN­TENCES CANA­DIAN CI­TI­ZEN TO 16 YEARS IN JAIL

Calgary Herald - - CANADA -

A Rus­sian court found for­mer U.S. Ma­rine Paul Whe­lan guilty of spy­ing for the United States on Mon­day and sen­tenced him to 16 years in jail, a move the U.S. am­bas­sador to Moscow called an egre­gious vi­o­la­tion of hu­man rights that would harm ties. Whe­lan, who holds U.S., Bri­tish, Cana­dian and Ir­ish pass­ports, was de­tained by agents from Rus­sia’s Fed­eral Se­cu­rity Ser­vice in a Moscow ho­tel room on Dec. 28, 2018. Rus­sia says Whe­lan, 50, was caught red-handed with a com­puter flash drive con­tain­ing clas­si­fied in­for­ma­tion.

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