Lawyer: Paul Whelan has classified materials

Former US Marine accused of espionage denied bail
A lawyer for an American detained in Moscow on suspicion of espionage said on Tuesday that secret Russian materials were found on Paul Whelan during his arrest..
Former U.S. Marine Whelan was arrested in Moscow in late December.
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Paul Whelan case

On Tuesday, he appeared in court, where the judge refused to release him on bail..
Whelan’s lawyer, Vladimir Zherebenkov, told Russian news agencies ahead of the hearing that when Whelan was detained in a Moscow hotel, he had information constituting «state secrets».

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The lawyer added that he does not know how his client got these materials and what he was going to do with them..

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