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Exclusive: American imprisoned in Russia calls on Biden to take 'decisive action' to stop detention of US citizens

June 2, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Paul Whelan, a former US marine accused of espionage and arrested in Russia in December 2018, stands inside a defendants' cage as he waits to hear his verdict in Moscow on June 15, 2020. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

Paul Whelan, an American imprisoned in Russia, called on President Joe Biden to "aggressively discuss and resolve" the issue of US citizens being detained for political purposes when he meets President Vladimir Putin at a summit later this month.

(CNN)Paul Whelan, an American imprisoned in Russia, called on President Joe Biden to "aggressively discuss and resolve" the issue of US citizens being detained for political purposes when he meets President Vladimir Putin at a summit later this month.

"Decisive action is needed immediately" to stop the "abduction" of US citizens, Whelan told CNN in an exclusive phone interview from the Russian labor camp where he is serving out a 16-year sentence for an espionage charge he vehemently denies.

Whelan told CNN he has "a positive feeling" about the forthcoming meeting between the US and Russian leaders, calling it "a good step in the right direction. "

At the labor camp where he is imprisoned in Mordovia -- an eight-hour drive from Moscow -- Whelan spends his days working in a clothing factory that he called a "sweatshop. "

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