July 30, 2020

Russia jails US ex-marine for 9 years over police assault

Moscow (AFP) – A Russian court on Thursday sentenced former US marine Trevor Reed to nine years in prison for assaulting police officers while drunk last year.His conviction follows the high-profile trial of another former US marine Paul Whelan last month on espionage charges in a case that has fuelled speculation of a prisoner exchange with the United States.Reed, a 29-year-old student and former marine from Texas, allegedly attacked police after attending a party in Moscow.While being driven to a police station, he purportedly grabbed the arm of a police officer, causing the car they were in…

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