American Paul Whelan , who was convicted of espionage in Russia, was released from prison. His brother David Whelan said he spent time there without consequences.
He noted that Paul had been released from prison on Thursday or Friday. It is not known exactly what he got there. Whelan did not communicate with his family, a lawyer, and was not in contact with the US embassy for about a month.
“He survived solitude as if nothing had happened. He was extremely careful on the phone, “David Whelan told CNN.