The bail application of American spy suspect Paul Whelan has been denied by a Moscow City Court, in a closed hearing. Whelan is a retired US Marine who was arrested in Russia on charges of spying.
According to Whelan’s family, he went to Russia to attend a wedding ceremony – while also denying the charges of him spying on Russia. The likelihood of him getting free in the near future appears to be really bleak at the time.
The Rosbalt news agency has published reports earlier claiming that Whelan was found to be in possession of a USB stick at the time of his arrest, which allegedly contained Russian state secrets.
About Whelan, he was discharged dishonorably from the Marines about a decade ago. Whelan was serving at the Michigan based auto parts supplier BorgWarner as a global security director before leaving for Russia recently.