An individual from an Indian family imprisoned in Russia on the charges of spying though according to his claims he is righteous on his way and the family concern for his safety. An old retired Marine of 4 years old named Paul Whelan had been confined in the last week by the domestic security services of Russia, while he was in Moscow for the specific intention as per their description about a “spy mission”.
His family stated in a statement, “We are deeply concerned for his safety and well-being. His innocence is undoubted and we trust that his rights will be respected”.
The twin brothers of Whelan, David claimed his brother Paul was in Moscow for attending a wedding function of a fellow Marine. The wedding function was held at a benchmark hotel in the Central Moscow on 2th December on which day he was confined for detainment.
The twin brother of the convict, David Whelan told the Washington Post, “It is inconceivable to me that he would have done anything to break the law in Russia ”.
According to the Russian law, foreigners discovered guilty for espionage on Russia between 10 and 20 years in jail.
Under the Vienna Convention, according to the responsibility of Russia, a member from the US government should have visited Whelan in the detention situation. Vienna Convention directs the consular communications in the official level must be provided within a 72-hour window from the time of confinement.
But, eventually, the shutdown issue of the US Government may have restrained this process according to a familiar person of the case of Whelan, who express the situation of anonymity for the sensitivity of the case.