US man accused of spying in Russia may have had state secrets, says his lawyer

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Moscow court orders Paul Whelan, an ex-marine who also holds a UK passport, to remain under arrest until 28 February

A Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying on Russia, has said his client was carrying state secrets when he was arrested in Moscow last month but may not have realised it.

Whelan, an ex-marine who also holds a British passport, has been accused of an unspecified “act of espionage”, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

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