(NEW YORK) -- Russian state media has released rare footage showing Paul Whelan inside a notorious prison camp, providing the first publicly available video images of the imprisoned American in more than three years.Broadcast on Monday, the recording shows Whelan, a Marine veteran, wearing... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke over the phone with Paul Whelan, a wrongfully imprisoned American citizen who has been jailed by Moscow since 2018, according to sources familiar with the call.A source said that during their conversation on Wednesday, Blinken reassured Whelan,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Paul Whelan, a former American Marine who has been detained in Russia since 2018, recently had a visit in prison with U.S. Ambassador Lynne Tracy, who said on Twitter that securing Whelan's release "remains an absolute priority."The visit came weeks after... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Marking the four-year anniversary of Paul Whelan's detention in Russia, the Biden administration vowed on Wednesday to continue efforts to bring the former Marine home.Whelan is serving a 16-year sentence at a Russian penal colony for espionage charges that the United States... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Brittney Griner late Wednesday posted an open letter thanking fans for their support and urging them to write to Paul Whelan, an American detained in Russia.“Your letters were also bigger than uplifting me,” Griner said in a handwritten letter, which she... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens, the official who brought Brittney Griner back to the U.S., told ABC News' Good Morning America on Monday that he spoke to Paul Whelan just hours after landing in Texas with Griner."I... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- In celebrating WNBA star Brittney Griner's release, President Joe Biden made a point on Thursday to say the prisoner swap was "not a choice" between Griner and Paul Whelan, the American former Marine who is still detained in Russia."We never forgot about... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The family of Paul Whelan, the American former Marine held hostage by Russia, say they are worried for his safety after he dropped out of contact at the prison camp where is being held last week.Whelan’s brother, David Whelan, on Tuesday... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden will meet Friday at the White House with the families of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, two American citizens who remain detained in Russia."The president wants to make sure their families know they remain front of mind and that... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The saga of WNBA star Brittney Griner continued Monday after her attorneys filed an appeal over her conviction and nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession.The move comes as U.S. officials continue to seek a prisoner transfer for her and fellow... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Basketball star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan should hopefully be released from Russia as part of a "two-for-two" prisoner swap, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson said Sunday."My view is optimistic, I think she's gonna be free. There's... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Trevor Reed, a former Marine from Texas who served nearly three years in a Russian prison before he was freed in a prison swap this spring, said he is "cautiously optimistic" that a similar deal can be worked out in the... Read More.