Broken-down U.S. marine Paul Whelan, who used to be detained by Russia’s FSB safety provider on suspicion of spying, stands inner a defendants’ cage for the length of a court hearing in Moscow, Russia January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Federal Security Provider (FSB) has prolonged by three months its investigation into venerable U.S. marine Paul Whelan who’s being held on suspicion of spying, Interfax news company cited Whelan’s attorney as asserting on Friday.
Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, used to be detained in a Moscow resort room on Dec. 28. He denies the charges against him. A court in Moscow had previously ordered he be detained until Feb. 28.