US Embassy in Russia Demands Proof of Whelan's Guilt

The embassy of the United States in Russia on its Twitter page demanded to present in court the evidence of the guilt of Paul Whelan, an American man under arrest in Moscow.


Citizen Paul Whelan is detained for 175 days. Almost 6 months have passed, but so far no evidence of his guilt has been submitted. Russian authorities claim that Whelan was allegedly caught red-handed. Present evidence in court or stop playing games.

- The US Embassy in the Russian Federation (@USEmbRu) June 20, 2019

“Almost six months have passed, but so far no evidence of his guilt has been submitted. Russian authorities claim that Whelan was allegedly caught red-handed. Present evidence in court or stop playing games, ”the text says.

Earlier, Whelan turned to the United States President Donald Trump with a request to write a tweet in his support.

Assistant US national security leader John Bolton expressed the opinion that Russia did not provide facts proving Whelan’s involvement in the commission of any crimes.

At the end of December 2018, the FSB of Russia reported that the American was detained during a spy action in Moscow.

In May, his arrest was extended until August 29.

ref: russiart