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State Dept. hit with lawsuit over not issuing ‘wrongful’ detention for U.S. citizen jailed in Russia

From Just the News:

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on Tuesday against the U.S. State Department related to the department not issuing a wrongful detention designation for U.S. citizen Jimmy Wilgus who was sentenced in Russia.

Judicial Watch is seeking “all records related to why the department has not issued a ‘wrongful’ detention designation for Jimmy Wilgus, a U.S. citizen sentenced to 12.5 years in a Russian penal colony on allegedly false charges based on a forced confession and fabricated evidence.”

Wilgus, originally from New Jersey, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure on November 7, 2016 in a part of Russia that his family said he hasn’t visited before, according to WUSA9 report that Judicial Watch cited in the lawsuit. At the time, Wilgus was living in Russia with his wife, who is from Russia.

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