A Russian court on Tuesday extended the pre-trial detention of an American being held on espionage charges.
Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who holds US, British, Canadian and Irish citizenship, has been jailed in Russia since he was arrested at a Moscow hotel on December 28 last year.
The Moscow court extended his detention until March 29, 2020 but did not clarify why it was doing so.
Just before the ruling, Whelan tried to read a statement but was stopped by security guards. Instead, it pressed the two pieces of paper to the wall of his glass cage that contained the statement he read more >>>