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World Russia claims former Marine detained on spying charges is faking health problems in prison

05:00  04 december  2019
05:00  04 december  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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American former Marine detained in Russia on spying charges was in Moscow for a wedding, his twin brother says. A former Marine being held in Russia for nearly a year on espionage charges is faking health problems and lying about his treatment by prison authorities, Russian officials

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Tuesday upheld a decision to keep former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan in custody until March 29 Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained in December 2018 and accused of spying . He could face 20 years in prison if found guilty.

A former Marinebeing held in Russia for nearly a year on espionage charges is faking health problems and lying about his treatment by prison authorities, Russian officials claimed Tuesday.

a man standing in front of a body of water posing for the camera: David Whelan, the twin brother of detained U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, speaks out on 'Fox & Friends' on his brother's arrest.© FoxNews.com David Whelan, the twin brother of detained U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, speaks out on 'Fox & Friends' on his brother's arrest.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Paul Whelan's allegations of ill-treatment while in pre-trial detention proved to be false and that diplomats had been granted access to him, Reuters reported.

“They (the diplomats) know perfectly well that the public statements by the accused about certain abuses and even threats (made to his) life in pre-trial detention -- are nothing more than the defense’s provocatory line to help artificially create noise around his person,” the ministry said in a statement.

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A former US Marine accused of spying on Russia may face up to 18 years in a maximum security On Monday, Russian prosecutors asked that Paul Whelan, a former US Marine , be sentenced to 18 years in prison for spying . Mr Whelan claims that while he did accept a USB drive, he believed the drive contained holiday US marine held on spying charges claims he was injured in Russian jail.

Russian prosecutors asked a court on Monday to sentence former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who is on trial accused of spying for the United States, to 18 years in a maximum security prison , his lawyer said. Russian authorities have accused him of faking health problems to draw attention to his case.

In a series of tweets, the U.S. embassy described Moscow's comments as “pulp fiction" and called Whelan's treatment "shameful."

Whelan has alleged in court that he's been treated harshly, including being forced to his knees by a prison guard and threatened with a gun. In August, Whelan's lawyer said his client suffers from a groin hernia that was being aggravated by prison authorities.

Whelan also claimed he has been assaulted in prison and that his life is in danger.

Moscow said he received medical attention from doctors at the prison and that a special clinic found no serious ailment.

“So there is no threat to Whelan’s health, and the pretending which he is periodically resorting to is apparently part of the training for U.S. intelligence officers,” the ministry said.

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A former US marine who was arrested on charges of spying in Russia claims to have been “injured” in prison by the guards detaining him while he awaits trial. Speaking to journalists during a court appearance in Moscow, Paul Whelan said: "I was injured in the prison the prison doesn't want to

Details on former Marine detained in Russia . Whelan, a former U.S. Marine , was arrested on Friday and charged with espionage. His brother told CBS News that Whelan had been to Russia several times before and knew how to avoid trouble. Whelan could spend up to two decades in prison if convicted of espionage.

The U.S. embassy in Moscow said Whelan's health is deteriorating and that an independent examination is needed to assess his condition.

Whelan, who has U.S., Irish, Canadian and British citizenship, was arrested in December 2018 while at a friend's wedding in Russia on charges that he received state secrets.

Russian news agency Rosbalt reported that Whelan was arrested in his Metropol Hotel room five minutes after he received a USB stick containing a list of names of people working at a classified security agency. He is also accused of attempting to recruit a friend to obtain information from Russian departments and agencies.

American officials have called for his release. The U.S. embassy said Russia has not presented evidence of Whelan's guilt and has refused to provide him a translator even though he doesn't speak Russian, and they have not let him make a phone call.

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Whelan previously worked for Kelly Services, which maintains offices in Russia. He received a “bad conduct” discharge from the Marines, according to his official military personnel file obtained by Fox News.

Fox News' Katherine Lam contributed to this report.

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