Geneva, Switzerland (CNN) — US President Joe Biden said he had discussed the cases of two Americans detained in Russia during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, pledging to "follow through" on that discussion. "I raised the case of two wrongfully imprisoned American citizens, Paul Whelan and...
Michigan StateMacomb Daily
The entire Michigan Congressional delegation has sent a letter to President Biden urging him to address Paul Whelan's situation during his Wednesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva. U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Rochester Hills), whose Congressional district includes Whelan's hometown of Novi, led the delegation in sending the...
The imprisonment of Paul Whelan may be discussed between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin as the two meet later this month in Geneva, Switzerland. Last month, Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, confirmed that Biden would meet with Putin June 16 to discuss "the full range of pressing issues, as we seek to restore predictability and stability to the U.S.-Russia relationship."
Michigan lawmakers reintroduced bipartisan measures Tuesday in both chambers of Congress calling on Russia to produce “credible” evidence against Michigan resident Paul Whelan or release him “immediately.”. The resolution — introduced by U.S. Reps. Haley Stevens, D-Rochester Hills; Tim Walberg, R-Tipton; and Sens. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, and Debbie Stabenow,...
Rochester Hills, MIThe Oakland Press
U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Rochester Hills) is once again calling on The Russia Government to release Paul Whelan. On Tuesday, Stevens introduced a second bicameral resolution calling on the Russia to release Whelan, a Novi resident, or provide evidence supporting his detention. The resolution was introduced with the support of Rep. Tim Walberg and Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow. Stevens introduced a similar resolution in October 2019, which unanimously passed the House.
DETROIT – The family of a Michigan man convicted of espionage in Russia met with officials with President Joe Biden’s administration. The family said they’re optimistic about Paul Whelan’s release. Whelan is looking at spending the next 14 years in a Russian prison, but his family is holding out hope...
Novi, MIThe Oakland Press
Paul Whelan's family is encouraged by early signs from the Biden administration that they plan to advocate and push harder for Whelan's release from a Russian prison. In June, a Russian court sentenced Whelan, a Novi resident, to 16 years in a maximum security prison on charges of espionage, even without prosecutors publicly presenting any credible evidence proving the charge. The trial was held behind closed doors because authorities said that was needed for the trial to consider sensitive data.
Convicted as an American spy, Paul Whelan is preparing to spend Christmas in a Russian labour camp as talks to negotiate his release have faltered. In his first detailed interview since his arrest, Mr Whelan has described life locked up alongside murderers and thieves as a "very, very grim existence" and called on his four governments to do more to get him out.