(Reuters) Ex-U.S. marine held in Russia on spying charge says he’s being threatened: TASS. That’s (ABC) Paul Whelan‘s statement to the court.
Why would TASS, which is owned by the government of Russia, report prisoner abuse?
It’s an invitation to trade. Trades have been done many times in the past, but the TASS mention suggests they want to expedite.
Who have we got? Maria Butina, comes to mind.