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Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine arrested in Moscow at the end of last year, looks through a cage's glass as he speaks to his lawyers in a court room in Moscow, Russia, at a January hearing. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Paul Whelan, an American accused of espionage and arrested in Russia, listens to his lawyers while standing inside a defendants' cage during a hearing at a court in Moscow on Jan. 22. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Suspected U.S. Spy 'Is Holding Up Surprisingly Well' In Russian Jail, Lawyer Says

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Paul Whelan, the American who has been detained by Russia on suspicion of espionage, stands in a glass cage for a hearing in Moscow on Tuesday. Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia has granted U.S. consular officials access to Paul Whelan, a U.S. citizen detained in Russia on suspicion of spying. Whelan appears here in a photo provided by the Whelan family. Courtesy of the Whelan Family/Reuters hide caption

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U.S. Ambassador Visits American Who Was Arrested In Russia On Suspicion Of Spying

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