The British family of a male indicted of espionage in Moscow has called on a UK supervision to do some-more to secure his release. Paul Whelan, who also has US, Irish and Canadian citizenship, has claimed he was set adult by a friend, operative for Russian intelligence.
He was arrested in Dec – when Russia claims he was held “red handed” with state secrets. But roughly 10 months on, Mr Whelan’s lawyers contend they’ve seen no justification of that.
A unfamiliar bureau orator told a BBC: “We have upheld Mr Whelan and his family via his apprehension in Moscow, visiting him to check his gratification and attending his appearances in court. We continue to lift a concerns about his diagnosis with a Russian authorities, who contingency honour Mr Whelan’s tellurian rights, in line with their general obligations.”
BBC Moscow match Sarah Rainsford reports.