US ‘outraged’ as Russia jails ex-marine
The American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has sharply criticised a Moscow court’s decision to sentence Paul Whelan, a former Marine, to 16 years of hard labour on spying charges.
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Picture: Paul Whelan holds up a sign denouncing the legal proceedings against him at the Moscow City Court. Credit: EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV.