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Wed Jan 2, 2019, 10:56 AM

Russia allows consular access to suspected U.S. spy: RIA

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS JANUARY 2, 2019 / 10:07 AM / UPDATED 38 MINUTES AGO

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has allowed consular access to detained U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, who is suspected of espionage, RIA news agency cited a foreign ministry spokesman as saying on Wednesday.

Russia’s FSB state security service detained Whelan on Friday and opened a criminal case against him. [nL8N1Z00S9]

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by John Stonestreet

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-espionage/russia-allows-consular-access-to-suspected-u-s-spy-ria-idUSKCN1OW147

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