Foreign Secretary statement on sentencing of Paul Whelan

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Following the verdict and sentencing of Paul Whelan today (15 June 2020) in Russia, the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, said:

I am deeply disappointed by today’s verdict and sentence against Paul Whelan. I have serious reservations about the legal process. We will continue to provide consular support to him and his family, and press the Russian authorities to respect Paul’s basic rights, which include a fair trial and appeal process.

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