Michigan Lawmakers Hold Press Conference Urging the Release of Paul Whelan From Russian Custody
Several U.S. lawmakers representing Michigan are calling on Russia’s government to release a Michigan-native from their custody.
Paul Whelan was arrested in Russia back in December, while he was visiting the country for a friend’s wedding.
If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
On Thursday, Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, along with Representatives Dan Kildee, Haley Stevens and Tim Walberg will hold a press conference in Washington, D.C.
They want Congress to pass a resolution to condemn the Russian government for holding Whalen without evidence.
It comes amid reports that Whelan is having health issues.