'I was set up by a Russian secret agent'
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Paul Whelan: 'I was set up by a Russian secret agent'

Former US marine Paul Whelan, accused in Russia of espionage, has told the BBC he is not a spy and that he was set up by a Russian friend.

Mr Whelan, who is also a citizen of the UK, Canada and Ireland, said the friend, who is a Russian secret agent, had planted a hard drive on him without his knowledge.

Prosecutors in Moscow says Mr Whelan was caught "red-handed" with state secrets last year.

  • 17 Sep 2019
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