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 [...]