Who is Paul Whelan?
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Who is Paul Whelan?

By Sunaina Madgula, CRRI intern "Russia says it caught James Bond on a spy mission. In reality, they abducted Mr. Bean on holiday," Paul Whelan told the court in October 2019. As for the Russian authorities, he…

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It’s time for Canada to deploy targeted sanctions to free our political prisoners

By Gary Caroline, the principal of Caroline Law Corporation; Chris MacLeod, a founding partner of Cambridge LLP; Marcus Kolga, a senior fellow at the MacDonald-Laurier Institute Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad Michael Spavor and…

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Canada in the U.S.-Russia spy conflict
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Canada in the U.S.-Russia spy conflict

A mission to defend rights of Canadian citizens abroad On February 19, 2019, officials of the Embassy of Canada in Moscow visited a detained former US Marine, Paul Whelan, who holds Canadian, US, UK and…

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Human rights in Russia
Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova (Kremlin.ru)

Human rights in Russia

Canada-Russia: cooperation or deep concerns? On February 1, 2019, Tatiana Moskalkova, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, held a meeting with Stephane Jobin, Canada’s Charge d'Affaires. According to Moskalkova’s official website, the…

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Spy games
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Spy games

Canadian citizen imprisoned in Russia In the course of her press briefing on January 11, 2019, Maria Zakharova, Spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed that the Canadian Embassy in the country would…

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