Paul Whelan has been falsely arrested, and the Whelan family needs your help to let the government know that this kind of blatant entrapment on the part of the Russians will not be tolerated.
We are not going to accept the timeline that allows the Russians to take as long as they want for an 'investigation', and then put the court dates off over and over, as we have seen done in the cases of others arrested for 'espionage'. Paul is not a spy! No govenment official of conscience should want him to suffer needlessly, as he is doing now.
The Whelan family is doing their best, but our voices alone won't make a difference.
Please consider calling your local government representatives (Congressmen, MPs, Premiers, etc.) and letting them know that you are concerned about Paul Whelan, and want to know EXACTLY what is being done to get him out of Russia.
The Embassies of the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland, have all managed to visit him, although the prison is making this as difficult as possible. The Embassies are concerned about his well-being and health, but keeping an eye on him--although welcome--isn't enough to get him out of this awful situation.
Other government agencies need to do their part, and the highest levels of government need to call out the Russians on this false imprisonment.
This is a situation that could happen to any citizen traveling abroad, and we need to know what the government plans to do.
Here's how you find your Representative in the USA https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
And here's a link to find your Senators https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
In Canada, Senators https://sencanada.ca/en/senators/ and Members of Parliament http://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/constituencies/FindMP
In Ireland, find your TDs and Senators https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/members/