Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in prison in spy trial

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Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in prison in spy trial

ISLAMABAD-A Russian court on Monday sentenced former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony in an espionage trial he dismissed as a "sham".

  The Moscow City Court found Whelan guilty of receiving classified information, as he stood in the courtroom defendant's cage with a sign that read "Sham trial!" and called on the US president to intervene.(AFP/APP)