12 December 2019

Paul Whelan case: Relatives of jailed American say defiance making Russians 'desperate'


Relatives of Paul Whelan , a former U.S. Marine jailed in Moscow, rejected Thursday a top Russian official’s allegation that he threatened a prison guard with an electric drill press.David Whelan , the detainee’s twin brother, responded after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the claim during a recent press conference held at the U.S. State Department .“As Paul ’s lawyer says, it’s clearly false. We can only assume that the FSB source for this information couldn’t come up with a more [...]