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Russian court to consider transferring jailed ex-Marine to U.S. -lawyers

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MOSCOW (Reuters) -A Russian court plans to consider a request by a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Russia to be transferred to the United States to serve his sentence there, his lawyers said on Wednesday. Russia convicted Paul Whelan – who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports – of spying in June 2020 and sentenced him to 16 years in jail. He denied the charge and said he was set up in a sting operation, and Washington has demanded his release. Lawyers Olga Karlova and Vladimir Zherebenkov told the Interfax news agency that the hearing into Whelan’s potential transfer was set to t…

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