US Diplomats Ask To Visit Suspected Spy Paul Whelan In Moscow This Week - Statement
Umer Jamshaid 5 days ago Tue 16th April 2019 | 07:49 PM
US diplomats have asked the Russian authorities to allow them to visit with US citizen Paul Whelan, who detained in Moscow on suspicion of espionage, Paul's brother David Whelan said in a statement on Tuesday
British diplomats already visited Paul on April 11, according to the statement.
David Whelan expressed frustration that "investigator Alexey Khiznyak continues to intercept mail and is holding the books that the prison has received" intended for his brother Paul.
Moreover, Paul has received only three letters, David Whelan added.
Russian officials have yet to release details of the allegations against Paul. Last week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the country's law enforcement agencies were working on the case.
If convicted, Whelan could face up to 20 years in prison.