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Russia accused of hostage diplomacy over jailed foreigners

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Brother of American detainee says Russia drawing out case ‘to see what they can get’ Relatives of foreign citizens in Russian prisons have accused Moscow of engaging in hostage diplomacy and say they are concerned about their family members being used as bargaining chips to exchange for Russians detained abroad. The brother of Paul Whelan, an American arrested on spying charges 11 months ago who returns...

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