NPR

Russia Intelligence Seeks To Extend Detention Of Ex-U.S. Marine Accused Of Spying

Michigan resident Paul Whelan has been held in a Russian prison since he was arrested in December on suspicion of spying. His family says he was just attending a friend's wedding in Moscow.

Russia's foreign intelligence service has asked a court to continue holding former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who has been detained since December on suspicion of spying.

A court in Moscow had wanted to hold Whelan until Feb. 28, but Russia's Foreign Security Service, or FSB, wants Whelan detained

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR6 min readScience
Going 'Zero Carbon' Is All The Rage. But Will It Slow Climate Change?
Cities, states, businesses and electric utilities are setting ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it's not clear exactly how they'll do that or whether it will actually work.
NPR5 min readPolitics
'The Accident Of Color' Looks At The Failure Of Reconstruction
Daniel Brook has written a book that goes a long way toward injecting thoughtfulness into popular notions of the history of race and racism in America but doesn't delve far enough into class conflict.
NPR2 min readSociety
4 Wounded In Shooting At Toronto Raptors Victory Celebration
The shots set off a panicked stampede at a gathering to honor the NBA champs. None of the injuries was life threatening and police quickly apprehended three suspects.