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Family of American arrested in Russia on spy charges fears for his safety  

Jan 01, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

MOSCOW - The family of an American arrested in Russia on espionage charges said on Tuesday that he is innocent and that they fear for his safety. 

Paul Whelan, a 48-year-old former Marine, was detained last week by Russia's domestic security services while he was in Moscow for what they described as a "spy mission." 

"We are deeply concerned for his safety and well-being," his family said in a statement. "His innocence is undoubted and we trust that his rights will be respected."...