Russian prosecutor seeks lengthy prison term for former US Marine on spying charges (americanmilitarynews.us11.list-manage.com)
This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. Russian prosecutors have asked a Moscow court to find former Marine Paul Whelan guilty of espionage -- a charge Whelan and U.S. officials vehemently deny -- and sentence him to 18 years in prison. Whelan's lawyer, Vladimir Zherebenkov, said on May 25 that the Moscow City Court set June 15 as the date to hand down its verdict after a high-profile trial that has strained ties with Washington. 'Frankly speaking, we are all in shock,' Zherebenkov said outside the Moscow City Court, where the trial was held.
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