Paul Whelan is being wrongfully detained, and no government 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 federal and local government representatives 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.


UPDATE December 22, 2022 -

It is once again possible to send mail to Paul N. Whelan via the Department of State. You only need to use a regular US first class stamp. Please send letters and cards only.
The US Embassy in Moscow have been excellent about delivering the mail to Paul. Believe me, they know who 'PNW' is!
Thank you so much; he will be glad to hear news from you!

(If you are not sure what to write about, it is fine to tell Paul what is going on in your locale, any events and happenings, so that he remains up-to-date on life in America and around the world. He is isolated from most real news. The prison has TV, but only Russian state-sponsored programs are allowed. So your regular home life will be of interest to him! Do stay away from politics and controversy due to the censorship these letters will receive before getting to Paul.)

American Citizen Services/PNW
Consular Section
5430 Moscow Place
Department of State
Washington, DC 20521-5430

If you would like to send a short message to Paul at the prison camp in Mordovia, Russia, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Paul cannot receive email, and has no access to electronic devices. However we have been able to read some of the many messages to him, and compile them on a regular basis to be sent along with his mail to the prison. For longer messages, please consider writing to the address above.

Thank you! - the Whelan family

  • Consider a Contribution to Paul Whelan's GoFundMe

    Please contribute and support Paul Whelan during this ordeal in the Russian prisons:
    Funds raised through GoFundMe for Paul Whelan are being used to support Paul during his time in the Mordovia prison camp IK-17 (for example, for his prison fund which is used to buy things like clothing, supplies, stamps, and reasonable food, also phone card so that he can call his elderly parents), and to get him back to the United States.
    Thank you for your support and donation. Funds are administered via the Paul Whelan Legal Defense Trust.

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