David Whelan

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David Whelan wrote : “So the call at least acts as a ‘proof of life,’ even if nothing else has been explained,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Saturday, December 3, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “The call at least acts as a ‘proof of life’ even if nothing else has been explained: When Paul went there, why, why the calls stopped, why the US Embassy had to seek information about his whereabouts and the Russian authorities refused to respond,” External link

voanews Saturday, December 3, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “So the call at least acts as a ‘proof of life’, even if nothing else has been explained: when Paul went there, why, why the calls stopped, why the US Embassy had to seek information about his whereabouts and the Russian authorities refused to respond, etc,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, December 2, 2022 11:59:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “So the call at least acts as a ‘proof of life,’ even if nothing else has been explained,” External link

nytimes Friday, December 2, 2022 10:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency? He appeared healthy and well to the Embassy staff,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 1, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency?” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:42:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul has normally called on holidays and has missed both Thanksgiving and our dad’s birthday now. It’s highly unusual,” External link

wsau Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:57:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “And he spoke to our parents a number of times after the [penal colony] staff say he was moved, at least as recently as November 23, and never mentioned it,” External link

rferl Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan asked : "Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at [prison colony] IK-17 but he's been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?" External link

rferl Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “And he spoke to our parents a number of times after the [penal colony] staff say he was moved, at least as recently as November 23, and never mentioned it,” External link

voanews Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan asked : "Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at [prison colony] IK-17 but he's been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?" External link

voanews Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency?” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:08:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “And he spoke to our parents a number of times after the [penal colony] staff say he was moved, at least as recently as November 23, and never mentioned it,” External link

rferl Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan asked : "Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at [prison colony] IK-17 but he's been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?" External link

rferl Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency?” External link

rappler Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at (the penal colony) but he’s been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?” External link

rappler Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency?" External link

ibtimes Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at (the penal colony) but he's been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?" External link

ibtimes Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency?” External link

wsau Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:45:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at (the penal colony) but he’s been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?” External link

wsau Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:45:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Thomas James ) : “It didn’t matter where it would be,” “If Thomas was somewhere and gunfire lit out, quiet Thomas would be the one who would jump up and run to protect people. Because if you just know him, you know that he doesn’t want to see people hurt” External link

nytimes Monday, November 28, 2022 5:19:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “It must be awfully hard to maintain hope in his position, knowing of the possibility of freedom, no matter how much stability he is able to carve out. And the possibility of an exchange has given him some hope, even thoughts to what he might have to do to restart his life. It will be devastating for him if there is not a resolution that sees him free, brings him home, with our family,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, November 19, 2022 1:45:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He seems to have found an equilibrium where he can survive without being worried about punishment or retaliation from guards. Paul told our parents he’s picked up a few Russian words, as well as a few in Tajik and the languages of other prisoners at IK-17,” “As in the past, food, that Paul had requested that the US Embassy bring to supplement his meagre prison rations, was refused by the prison” External link

independent-ie Saturday, November 19, 2022 1:45:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “We are now a leading metaverse technology company that can help make the metaverse strategies of leading global organisations a reality,” “While other metaverses have focused on the social, advertising and entertainment opportunities, we have focused on creating a platform that will allow companies to better engage with their employees, customers, and suppliers around the world, and educational institutions to engage with their students” External link

siliconrepublic Friday, November 11, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “to get through just day to day, to figure out what battles to fight and which battles not to fight” “His phone calls even to our parents are recorded. His letters were all translated before they went out. So you know that everything you do is being watched and you really have no sense of individuality” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, November 4, 2022 6:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "to get through just day to day, to figure out what battles to fight and which battles not to fight" "His phone calls even to our parents are recorded. His letters were all translated before they went out. So you know that everything you do is being watched and you really have no sense of individuality" External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 3, 2022 7:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “to get through just day to day, to figure out what battles to fight and which battles not to fight” “His phone calls even to our parents are recorded. His letters were all translated before they went out. So you know that everything you do is being watched and you really have no sense of individuality” External link

wsau Thursday, November 3, 2022 7:32:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : “While other technology companies have focused on the social and entertainment opportunities, Lenovo has identified the huge benefits for enterprises utilising the metaverse to engage with employees, customers and suppliers around the world,” “We are delighted that they have chosen Engage to build their presence within the metaverse” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, September 28, 2022 10:38:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “While other technology companies have focused on the social and entertainment opportunities, Lenovo has identified the huge benefits for enterprises utilising the metaverse to engage with employees, customers and suppliers around the world,” “We are delighted that they have chosen Engage to build their presence within the metaverse” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, September 28, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The launch of the Lenovo ThinkReality VRX shows the growing anticipation that more and more work will be done in the Metaverse,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, September 28, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “President Biden has acted, making an offer to the Russian government,” “Now we all have to wait to see if the Russians have the concessions they want, or if they’re going to keep Paul in their exchange fund for some other purpose” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, September 17, 2022 4:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Overall, we are growing strongly, and revenue is now almost completely comprised exclusively from the ENGAGE platform,” “Quarterly revenues are regularly breaking previous records. With strong partnerships being formed both in the US and Asia, we see this trend continuing and even accelerating in the future. We, therefore, look forward with optimism and remain confident in meeting expectations for the year” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “We are laser-focused on providing enterprise services within the wider Metaverse. Where other platforms have focused on user growth at all costs, only to gather a much younger audience, we have focused on developing tools and services to work with enterprise customers and universities and how they engage with employees, customers and students in the Metaverse,” “It’s been said that ‘The best way to predict the future is to shape it’. At Engage, we are certainly taking that to heart. The Metaverse is not just for games and entertainment as we lead the way in terms of enterprise and education applications. This space is about to get interesting as we get set to turn on the lights at Engage Link” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

bristolpost Tuesday, September 6, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

surreymirror Tuesday, September 6, 2022 5:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

brentwoodgazette Tuesday, September 6, 2022 5:00:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

essexchronicle Tuesday, September 6, 2022 4:12:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

derbytelegraph Tuesday, September 6, 2022 4:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

cambridge-news Tuesday, September 6, 2022 3:50:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

hulldailymail Tuesday, September 6, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

thanetgazette Tuesday, September 6, 2022 3:32:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

icWales Tuesday, September 6, 2022 3:04:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : “They don’t seem too worried about that if you’re not Russian,” “For a couple of days, we didn’t have any idea where he’d gone or where he would be going to” External link

usaToday Tuesday, August 16, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : “A growing number of blue-chip companies are adopting virtual reality for events, training and engaging with stakeholders worldwide,” “We are extremely excited about the interest being shown by major organisations in our new technology. The metaverse is set to change global business practices and Engage XR aims to be at the forefront of this revolution” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “A growing number of blue-chip companies are adopting virtual reality for events, training, and engaging with stakeholders worldwide,” “We are extremely excited about the interest being shown by major organisations in our new technology” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:24:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The metaverse is set to change global business practices and Engage XR aims to be at the forefront of this revolution,” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:24:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Engage has continued its impressive growth with more new customers embracing the technology and a continued increase in existing customers using the platform. A growing number of blue-chip companies are adopting virtual reality for events, training, and engaging with stakeholders worldwide,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "It's very positive. This is an obvious attempt by the American government to find a concession that the Russian government might want in order to allow Paul and also Ms. Griner to be released," External link

wrcbtv Friday, July 29, 2022 1:05:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "When they talk about buildings being Stalin-era, they're not kidding," External link

usaToday Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Prisoners have to maintain the cleanliness of their cell, and so it was at first quite filthy, since the previous occupant had not seemed concerned about cleanliness," "You are allowed a weekly shower and a daily walk" External link

usaToday Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "there's no interest in nutrition," External link

usaToday Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "You get the feeling that a lot of prisoners have regular visitors who bring food, perhaps even meals, to supplement the basic prison life," "Some things are refused, some are 'confiscated' as part of the endemic corruption" External link

usaToday Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "We speak to people in the State Department and the National Security Council on a regular basis, but not to this level of detail. I think we were all taken by surprise yesterday when the announcement was made," External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "We do worry about his condition," External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "We speak to people in the State Department and the National Security Council on a regular basis, but not to this level of detail. I think we were all taken by surprise yesterday when the announcement was made," "And it's nice also to know that the offers are being made -- that perhaps this is the only one that's been made public, but there may have been other offers made in the past by the U.S. government" External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 28, 2022 4:41:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "It seems to be that this is the first concrete step towards deterrence that any U.S. government has made in relation to arbitrary detentions and wrongful detentions," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, July 20, 2022 5:43:00 AM EAT

David Whelan added : “We would really love the three-in-a-row, but teams are upping their game to stop us and we are willing to do what it takes to stay on top and retain the Flanagan Cup,” External link

westmeathindependent Saturday, July 16, 2022 2:12:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "We hope this visit will lead to results that have not been possible following his previous interactions with Russian intermediaries," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, July 12, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "This means they can both help and hinder a possible resolution of a detainee's case," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, July 12, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : “We were playing the Olympia back in 2019, and your one Cora tagged us in one of her stories of her being at the gate, showing the stage” External link

irishmirror Monday, July 11, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “We do have a certain amount of communication at lower levels of the state department about Paul’s case, obviously, we speak to the embassy on a regular basis to make sure that he’s actually healthy and well. But when you have the president call, it’s obviously a huge honor to have the president speak to you and to reassure you about your loved one’s case,” “I think it’s symbolic. I don’t actually think that a presidential call means anything in the sense of it doesn’t mean that something’s about to happen. It doesn’t mean that progress has been made that wasn’t going to be made otherwise” External link

clickondetroit Sunday, July 10, 2022 2:54:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “It really goes to show how strong our tech is, and how early we were in the space,” “The market is just coming to us” External link

businesspost-ie Friday, July 8, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 8, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "assuring her and stating publicly that Brittney’s safe return was a matter of personal priority; however, we are concerned that the rhetoric does not appear to align with the actions taken to date. We urge you to make a deal to get Brittney back home swiftly”. Russian media have speculated repeatedly that Griner could be swapped for Russian arms trader Viktor Bout, nicknamed “the Merchant of Death,” who is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S. after being convicted of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and providing aid to a terrorist organization. Russia has agitated for Bout’s release for years. But the wide discrepancy between Griner’s alleged offense and Bout’s global dealings in deadly weapons could make such a trade unpalatable to Washington. Others have suggested that she could be traded along with Paul Whelan, the former Marine and security director serving 16 years in Russia on an espionage conviction that the U.S. has described as a setup. Whelan’s brother, David, said he did not have enough information to know whether Griner's plea would be good or bad news for her and his brother. “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward," External link

wacotrib Friday, July 8, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

oregonlive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:51:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

wsaw Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:47:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "assuring her and stating publicly that Brittney’s safe return was a matter of personal priority; however, we are concerned that the rhetoric does not appear to align with the actions taken to date. We urge you to make a deal to get Brittney back home swiftly”. Russian media have speculated repeatedly that Griner could be swapped for Russian arms trader Viktor Bout, nicknamed “the Merchant of Death,” who is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S. on conviction of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and providing aid to a terrorist organization. Russia has agitated for Bout’s release for years. But the wide discrepancy between Griner’s alleged offense and Bout’s global dealings in deadly weapons could make such a trade unpalatable to Washington. Others have suggested that she could be traded along with Paul Whelan, a former Marine and security director serving a 16-year sentence in Russia on an espionage conviction that the U.S. has repeatedly described as a setup. Whelan’s brother, David, said he did not have enough information to know whether Griner's plea would be good or bad news for her and his brother. “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward," External link

wftv Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "assuring her and stating publicly that Brittney’s safe return was a matter of personal priority; however, we are concerned that the rhetoric does not appear to align with the actions taken to date. We urge you to make a deal to get Brittney back home swiftly”. Russian media have speculated repeatedly that Griner could be swapped for Russian arms trader Viktor Bout, nicknamed “the Merchant of Death,” who is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S. on conviction of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and providing aid to a terrorist organization. Russia has agitated for Bout’s release for years. But the wide discrepancy between Griner’s alleged offense and Bout’s global dealings in deadly weapons could make such a trade unpalatable to Washington. Others have suggested that she could be traded along with Paul Whelan, a former Marine and security director serving a 16-year sentence in Russia on an espionage conviction that the U.S. has repeatedly described as a setup. Whelan’s brother, David, said he did not have enough information to know whether Griner's plea would be good or bad news for her and his brother. “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward," External link

wral Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

krqe Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

wsvn Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "assuring her and stating publicly that Brittney’s safe return was a matter of personal priority; however, we are concerned that the rhetoric does not appear to align with the actions taken to date. We urge you to make a deal to get Brittney back home swiftly”. Russian media have speculated repeatedly that Griner could be swapped for Russian arms trader Viktor Bout, nicknamed “the Merchant of Death,” who is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S. on conviction of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and providing aid to a terrorist organization. Russia has agitated for Bout’s release for years. But the wide discrepancy between Griner’s alleged offense and Bout’s global dealings in deadly weapons could make such a trade unpalatable to Washington. Others have suggested that she could be traded along with Paul Whelan, a former Marine and security director serving a 16-year sentence in Russia on an espionage conviction that the U.S. has repeatedly described as a setup. Whelan’s brother, David, said he did not have enough information to know whether Griner's plea would be good or bad news for her and his brother. “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward," External link

seattlepi Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "In fact, the more I think about it, I think of each detainee in any country being on a separate train track. Before, I think, I've thought of them all — well, you know, all the ones in Russia would be dealt the same," "Now, I think they're all individual trains on individual tracks, and some of those trains will get to their destination, and there'll be relief. And some of those trains won't, and it doesn't matter if someone in the same country as your loved one gets free" External link

gazette Thursday, July 7, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “For a statement to be defamatory it needs to be unfair, untrue or likely to harm the reputation or character of an individual” External link

chroniclelive Monday, June 13, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Something said in a comments section or on a YouTube video is permanent,” External link

chroniclelive Monday, June 13, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan explained : “The Freedom of Speech defence can be used if you can prove it was your honest opinion, or prove that what you’re saying is completely true” External link

chroniclelive Monday, June 13, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Victims of defamation have 12 months from the date of publication to start court proceedings” External link

chroniclelive Monday, June 13, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "Paul has already spent three and a quarter years as a Russian hostage," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : "Yaroshenko was someone who the Russians had been asking for in relation to Paul's case from as far as we know, the very first day that Paul was arrested before anybody knew he had been arrested," "And so that's a concession that the U.S. government has now made, but that concession hasn't resulted in Paul's freedom. So there are now fewer choices, fewer concessions that the U.S. government might be able to make, and so it creates a little bit of concern about whether the opportunities to release Paul have narrowed or become harder than it was before" External link

gazette Thursday, April 28, 2022 2:19:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Our family is full of happiness for the Reeds. ... It’s the event that we hope for so much in our own lives,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Our family is full of happiness for the Reeds ... It’s the event that we hope for so much in our own lives,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, April 27, 2022 4:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "In the mid-90s big brands and companies had to get internet-ready. We're at the very same stage now where they need to get metaverse-ready," External link

CBSnews Thursday, March 17, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the Russian Federation demands the concession of sanction removal, let Paul and Trevor's freedom be part of the price the Russian authorities pay in return," External link

wxii12 Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:25:00 AM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the Russian Federation demands the concession of sanction removal, let Paul and Trevor's freedom be part of the price the Russian authorities pay in return," External link

wcvb Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:41:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the Russian Federation demands the concession of sanction removal, let Paul and Trevor's freedom be part of the price the Russian authorities pay in return," External link

Koat Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the Russian Federation demands the concession of sanction removal, let Paul and Trevor's freedom be part of the price the Russian authorities pay in return," External link

wyff4 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the Russian Federation demands the concession of sanction removal, let Paul and Trevor's freedom be part of the price the Russian authorities pay in return," External link

wesh Wednesday, March 9, 2022 10:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Our metaverse plans for Engage are very different to Meta's Horizons, Microsoft's AltSpace or Roblox,” “We are well positioned to become the enterprise solution for companies seeking to enter the metaverse to host meetings, events, product launches, and conduct training. "We are already capturing this opportunity through our work with 3M, who is using our platform to build its own 'metaworld'. We look forward to fully launching our metaverse offering in the second half of this year” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “We’re concerned. Fortunately, Paul is in a labor colony. So he is insulated from a lot of the devastation that’s going on in Ukraine. They are somewhat insulated from the crash of the rubble,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Most of what we’re worried about is what may be happening outside of the prison, things like the impact of the sanctions on our ability to get money to ball to put his prison account and potentially the expulsion of the USMC. If that leaves Moscow,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “The sanctions may actually provide a method for the U.S. to seek Paul’s release faster than they might have otherwise,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I think we’re confident that the Biden administration is focused on trying to help Paul and a way to get him released. The stumbling block appears to have been on the Russian side,” “I think we’ve always hoped that all would be released without conditions, without being part of some swap. And hopefully that will happen” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “2021 has shown that we have, in Engage, a platform which clients are willing to invest time and money in. Engage provides a level of interaction they cannot get through traditional video and text-based platforms” External link

irishtimes Monday, January 31, 2022 11:28:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “The resolutions that came through in the House and the Senate on his behalf were because of her lobbying. I’ve continued to work with media to try and make sure that people are aware that there are American citizens and not just Paul, dozens and dozens of American citizens being held by foreign nations in a sense of hostage diplomacy, trying to get some sort of concession from the United States in return for sending back their citizens,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, December 29, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think, in year three, we have seen a lot more engagement on behalf of the U.S. administration. Since President Biden took office. We’ve seen a lot more public announcements and discussions about Paul’s case,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, December 29, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I think he must be obviously assessing a situation and feeling that it’s a risk that’s worth taking, and he is going to continue to speak out,” “I think that’s going to be a constant frustration for the Russian officials” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I’m so happy for the Fenster family,” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Myanmar is a nation where the government is struggling with legitimacy,” “It’s got an ongoing insurgency inside his country. It was probably looking to mend fences with the United States, and so returning Danny Fenster to Michigan probably made a lot of sense. Russia is not interested in mending any fences” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The sooner he can be released, the better,” “That’s what I hope for” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “We can’t wait to get out in front of the people of Cardigan again” External link

westerntelegraph Monday, November 15, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “ENGAGE will still offer its core services such as ENGAGE Education, ENGAGE Enterprise and ENGAGE events for businesses and educational institutions that want to use us for their own internal communications and events,” “ENGAGE Oasis is the codename for our vision of the Metaverse which is designed for Corporate Clients, Educational Institutes and young professionals seeking to connect with one another to generate new business ideas and to sell services to each other. ENGAGE Oasis will have its own store to purchase digital items and services directly from the corporations using the platform along with NFT support for artists to build interesting spaces and items for clients” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “They were asking us for additional services. They were using us for business meetings and sales events and they actually want more of an outreach where they can offer services to the general public so what we’re building is an always-on persistent world, a metaverse for business,” External link

siliconrepublic Friday, June 18, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He is innocent, he was wrongly accused. We would rather see the door come open and him come out rather than some sort of negotiated release of Russian convicts," External link

cnbc Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "We do know that President Biden and members of the State Department are aware of Paul's condition, are concerned about the fact that Russia has arbitrarily detained an American citizen, and are working for his release, whether it's a part of today's discussions or not," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "I think (the Russians) haven't yet received the offer that they hope to get for him. They arrested him in order to make an exchange of some sort and they haven't gotten their concession," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "I think it's unclear whether the Russians are actually open to releasing Paul for any reason. They've talked about doing prisoner exchanges," "There are a lot of Russians in U.S. prisons… but they have excluded Paul from those discussions. They have specifically and repeatedly said that Paul Whelan would not be considered for those exchanges, so it's really hard to know what the opportunities are" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : "President Biden has indicated that humanitarian concerns and human rights will be raised at the summit, and I expect that, if Paul's case is raised, it would be in that context. I doubt that the summit itself will have an immediate impact on Paul. Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov has been consistent from July 2019 to today that Paul is not a candidate for extradition, and, in any event, extradition would not result in Paul’s freedom," "But the summit, if it is successful in creating additional dialogue or opportunities for the US and Russia to work together, may provide other opportunities to find a way to persuade the Russian government to free Paul," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “I think the ideal message would be that arbitrary detentions of American citizens by any nation are the sort of action that the American government won’t tolerate,” External link

thehill Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Things -- like his ability to record an interview with a reporter and understand there may be repercussions when that gets published to him in the labor camp -- shows he’s still fighting against this injustice,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He’s still quite angry about it,” “I think he is frustrated. He has been sitting there for two and a half years and the U.S., the Canadian, U.K. governments -- he’s a citizen of all those nations, they have not been able to do anything about his situation” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "I said to him, 'Your brother is the coronavirus czar, and you're not even following his rules — unnecessary travel'," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "I said to him, 'Your brother is the coronavirus czar, and you're not even following his rules — unnecessary travel'," External link

msn-uk Saturday, March 27, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "The trial was in June and they never provided any public evidence as far as we can tell," External link

foxnews Friday, February 5, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been able to speak to our parents by phone," External link

ctvnews Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Tony Blinken ) : "It is one thing to talk about caring and it is another to act. This conference call with families was an action that showed that the State Department is listening. It was good to hear Secretary Blinken discuss the need to use relationships -- with other US agencies and foreign nations -- and tools -- legislatively --enacted options like the Levinson Act for hostage support and for sanctions -- to find ways to gain our family members' freedom. I will be looking forward to seeing those words become actions to try to bring American hostages home," External link

ctvnews Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “While Paul has been in prison, there really wasn’t any sort of dialogue, as far as we can tell, between the Russian Federation and the U.S.,” “That seems possible now. Whether it leads to the release of Paul, I’m not sure but at least the opportunities may be there” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul has been able to speak to our parents by phone,” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Tony Blinken ) : “It is one thing to talk about caring and it is another to act. This conference call with families was an action that showed that the State Department is listening. It was good to hear Secretary Blinken discuss the need to use relationships — with other US agencies and foreign nations — and tools — legislatively –enacted options like the Levinson Act for hostage support and for sanctions — to find ways to gain our family members’ freedom. I will be looking forward to seeing those words become actions to try to bring American hostages home,” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “give us confidence that Paul's case will be handled by a government with deep expertise on Russia,” External link

thehill Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "It is ridiculous to label someone like Paul -- a foreigner lacking in money and language skills, let alone family and other connections in Russia -- a flight risk," External link

arkansasonline Friday, November 6, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : "The sleep deprivation did not start when he arrived at the camp but only in the past few weeks," External link

itartass_en Friday, November 6, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “It is ridiculous to label someone like Paul – a foreigner lacking in money and language skills, let alone family and other connections in Russia – a flight risk,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “It is ridiculous to label someone like Paul – a foreigner lacking in money and language skills, let alone family and other connections in Russia – a flight risk,” External link

tribtown Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "It is ridiculous to label someone like Paul - a foreigner lacking in money and language skills, let alone family and other connections in Russia - a flight risk," External link

startribune Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "The UN event will enhance the profile of the group as the use of the Engage platform grows strongly month on month," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

David Whelan says : "Raytio provides us with genuine verified customer information and integrates with our back-end systems to make the check-in process fast, automated, and a great experience for our guests" "We send guests an email directly from our reservation system and the verified details are then automatically populated back once the guest has checked in - solving the issue of ensuring the identity of the guest without multiple steps back and forth. As we push to increase the availability of contactless solutions, particularly in light of the current concerns around hygiene, removing one of the key risks around fraud was essential" External link

voxy Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “With almost all physical events on hold for the foreseeable future, there has been a big increase in major organisations wanting to host virtual events,” External link

irishtimes Monday, October 5, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about John J Sullivan ) : “It is incredible for Paul, and our family, to know that Ambassador Sullivan made such a journey to see Paul,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "This past six months have been transformational for VR Education," External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “2020 has been a catalyst for increasing interest and uptake of VR to enable companies and employees to continue to interact,” “Our proprietary Engage platform has benefitted from this and is now being used by significant global organisations, both governmental and corporate. VR Education’s outlook and forecast for the future is brighter than ever” External link

irishtimes Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “There’s a reason why people go to classrooms, because you see who’s paying attention, you can really interact with people, you can get that eye-contact,” External link

irishtimes Friday, July 31, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Even when coronavirus is eventually done and dusted, the world has really woken-up to how productive people can be from working from home,” “The days of jumping on a plane for an hour long meeting, those days are behind us” External link

irishtimes Friday, July 31, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

David Whelan argues : "He has friends in other countries with a military background, I think it was a social thing," "The FSB thing wasn't a big deal, until he was entrapped" External link

bbc Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Mark Karples ) : "a gut punch'. But he knows it took months of complex, confidential diplomacy to arrange a suitable swap for Frode Berg that eventually involved Russian agents in prison in Lithuania. Norway wasn't holding any convicted spies to trade and neither is America. "I'm trying to focus on immediate goals, so I don't get distracted by how awful it is that he could spend 16 years behind bars," External link

bbc Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “But Paul has said he is more [British sitcom character] Mr. Bean than [fictitious British spy] Mr. Bond,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : "La Russie a gardé mon frère pour une raison: obtenir une contrepartie" External link

msn-fr Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan dénonce : "C'est une diplomatie de l'otage" "Ils utilisent des citoyens comme des pions pour essayer de tirer une contrepartie de leur libération" External link

msn-fr Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : «La Russie a gardé mon frère pour une raison: obtenir une contrepartie» External link

la-croix Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan dénonce : «C'est une diplomatie de l'otage» «Ils utilisent des citoyens comme des pions pour essayer de tirer une contrepartie de leur libération» External link

la-croix Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been convicted as a spy now. Nobody believes he's a spy, I don't think even the Russias believe he is a spy," "The challenge about doing a trade is that there isn't any symmetry right now" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "VR Education has positioned itself well in 2019 to identify and overcome many hurdles which had subdued growth to date," "The availability of stand-alone devices is of paramount importance to potential customers and, with these now in the market and Engage being platform agnostic, I believe the group is now well placed to become a leader in immersive communications" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Our recently announced strategic partnership and investment from HTC places the group in a strong position to accelerate the global adoption of the Engage platform and create value for shareholders," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “Paul has said he is more Mr. Bean than Mr. Bond,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been convicted as a spy now. Nobody believes he's a spy, I don't think even the Russias believe he is a spy," "The challenge about doing a trade is that there isn't any symmetry right now" External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been convicted as a spy now. Nobody believes he's a spy, I don't think even the Russias believe he is a spy," "The challenge about doing a trade is that there isn't any symmetry right now" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been convicted as a spy now. Nobody believes he's a spy, I don't think even the Russias believe he is a spy," "The challenge about doing a trade is that there isn't any symmetry right now" External link

pulse Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been convicted as a spy now. Nobody believes he's a spy, I don't think even the Russias believe he is a spy," "The challenge about doing a trade is that there isn't any symmetry right now" External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “VR Education has positioned itself well in 2019 to identify and overcome many hurdles which had subdued growth to date and during the year Engage became available on standalone devices such as the Oculus Quest, Pico VR and Vive Focus . The availability of standalone devices is of paramount importance to potential customers and, with these now in the market and Engage being platform agnostic, I believe the group is now well placed to become a leader in immersive communications,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Our recently announced strategic partnership and investment from HTC places the group in a strong position to accelerate the global adoption of the Engage platform and create value for shareholders,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "I think it was his friend who is a Russian FSB Officer who thought he could get a promotion by selling out a friend and who entrapped Paul for his own benefit," External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Normally when you have a spy exchange, you have spies on both sides," External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Today is really the removal of that obstacle. It’s the silver lining,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He talked about how this had been a sham trial and he wished our family loved and wished the dog happy birthday,” “So it was the sorts of things to make us feel like he’s still being strong and aware he’s in a difficult, perilous situation, but he needs to continue to fight against it” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Having that sense of normalcy, having that connection to your life outside of Russian prison, will be important for him to survive if he goes in 30 days or so to this labor camp,” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Today is really the removal of that obstacle. It's the silver lining," External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Today is really the removal of that obstacle. It's the silver lining," External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "Prisoner exchanges in hostage diplomacy only encourage the bad actor state to take more hostages," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the U.S. government decides that a trade of some sort is appropriate, I wouldn't argue against it. But I would not argue for it as the only way to secure Paul's freedom," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Today is really the removal of that obstacle. It's the silver lining," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Affairs Canada ) : “You would expect that your country -- the one that gives you your passport -- would then defend you when you leave your country. Apparently that’s not the case in Canada,” External link

ctvnews Monday, June 15, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “The court’s decision merely completes the final piece of this broken judicial process” “We had hoped that the court might show some independence but, in the end, Russian judges are political, not legal, entities,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, June 15, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “The court’s decision merely completes the final piece of this broken judicial process,” External link

guardian Monday, June 15, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Obviously we’re disappointed that he had any sentence at all,” “He should have been acquitted, there’s no evidence ... ” External link

clickondetroit Monday, June 15, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "It was the Russian legal system that was found guilty of injustice" External link

news-yahoo Monday, June 15, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Obviously we’re disappointed that he had any sentence at all,” “He should have been acquitted, there’s no evidence..” External link

clickondetroit Monday, June 15, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We had hoped that the court might show some independence but, in the end, Russian judges are political, not legal, entities,” External link

nytimes Monday, June 15, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The Russians have made it clear over many, many months -- starting back in July 2019 -- they were interested in doing trades with the Americans for certain Russian contacts in the American justice system and certain diplomatic properties the Americans denied them access to in Maryland and New York,” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 12, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Whelan souligne ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Nous restons préoccupés par la santé de Paul, surtout parce qu'il pourrait être plus susceptible de contracter d'autres maladies ou infections, maintenant, lors de son rétablissement" External link

afp-fr Friday, May 29, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "The Russian legal system has clearly lost its way," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

David Whelan disse ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Em um sistema justo, o tribunal absolveria Paul com base na falta de evidências” External link

veja Monday, May 25, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "The Russian legal system has clearly lost its way," External link

afp-en Monday, May 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is set to catalyse long-term changes in working practices, VR Education and HTC’s combined offering provides a complete end-to-end service to alleviate the challenges posed by reduced travel due to health and climate change concerns,” “We look forward to this next stage of our development and continuing working alongside HTC as a strategic partner and shareholder to provide these solutions for customers” External link

siliconrepublic Friday, May 22, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "We are delighted to be strengthening our partnership with HTC," External link

independent-ie Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The subscription will provide additional funding for the next stage of our development and allow us to progress the capabilities and commercialisation of our core Engage platform at a time when industries across the globe are adapting to new and innovative ways of working,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

David Whelan explains : “It’s for the people in the area around the grotto, so many of them are cocooning and can’t go anywhere,” “The estate is 47 years’ old and there’s an awful lot of elderly people living here now, so it’s a really good, positive thing for them,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan says : “We go around about an hour beforehand and start handing out the books, then we hand-sanitise and start the bingo. We had a bit of a fund going in the area, so we bought a few little prizes out of that, but it really isn’t about the prizes, it all about the social part of it,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “It’s a bit of a laugh and we’re all enjoying it. I’m living here all my life, I know all my neighbours and they know me. It’s great for them to be able to come out and enjoy it, they all love going to bingo anyway. This bringing us all together … we’re apart, but together,” “There was a man here who was 70 last week, so it also gave us a chance to wish him a happy birthday and play a bit of music,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “You think, ‘Well, it can't really get any worse’ ... and then the pandemic comes,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “From what we understand, the PPE (personal protective equipment) that prisoners are given is a face mask and an onion a day. I guess the onion is for vitamin C or something,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “You think, ‘Well, it can't really get any worse’ ... and then the pandemic comes,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “From what we understand, the PPE (personal protective equipment) that prisoners are given is a face mask and an onion a day. I guess the onion is for vitamin C or something,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “You think, ‘Well, it can't really get any worse’ ... and then the pandemic comes,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “From what we understand, the PPE (personal protective equipment) that prisoners are given is a face mask and an onion a day. I guess the onion is for vitamin C or something,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Chris Cuomo ) : “I just looked and said, ‘Is that Chris Cuomo? Isn’t he supposed to be quarantined?'” External link

foxnews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "It was Easter Sunday evening, it was chilly and cold," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "He continued to come closer and closer, and I would like to say he's like a boiling pot, you could see his head," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "But he [Cuomo] told me he was going to meet me, and he goes 'You are going to meet me over this, you will meet me again over this'. At that point, he's now getting about 40 feet away," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "For most normal people, you can't get tested," "I made my own mask weeks ago, I hit it with alcohol every day" External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan responded : “us normal human beings, we don’t get to get tested, which is one of the crazier things about this whole thing. If you’re wealthy, you have a lot of clout and this and that you can go get tested” External link

dailycaller Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “You could see his head getting more and more angry. And I said, ‘So are you gonna lose your temper like you did on the guy at Shelter Island,’” External link

dailycaller Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "It was Easter Sunday evening, it was chilly and cold," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "He continued to come closer and closer, and I would like to say he's like a boiling pot, you could see his head," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "But he [Cuomo] told me he was going to meet me, and he goes 'You are going to meet me over this, you will meet me again over this'. At that point, he's now getting about 40 feet away," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "For most normal people, you can't get tested," "I made my own mask weeks ago, I hit it with alcohol every day" External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "It was Easter Sunday evening, it was chilly and cold," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "He continued to come closer and closer, and I would like to say he's like a boiling pot, you could see his head," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "For most normal people, you can't get tested," "I made my own mask weeks ago, I hit it with alcohol every day" External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Having a platform like Engage to deliver this content and provide easy-to-use content tools allows VictoryXR to develop and deploy similar high quality content quickly and easily at a much lower development cost,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "The global pandemic only heightens our worries about Paul's peril and false imprisonment," External link

afp-en Monday, March 23, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "has been held at Lefortovo prison for 386 days," "Despite his public pleas for help and support, no word from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Silence from President Donald Trump's administration. More than a year ago, Secretary Pompeo stated that he would seek Paul's release if the charges are unfounded. He has yet to take any action" External link

itartass_en Friday, January 17, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “While it is disappointing to not have grown revenues for FY19 at the pace previously forecasted, we have grown in the year and made significant progress which lays solid foundations for further growth in FY20,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Lady ) : "Lady Smith's findings are unequivocal in their condemnation of the past Quarriers organisation and the effects of this abuse and its impact on those who suffered such abuse in Quarriers past care. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The only thing we don’t know,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 27, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Paul and I backpacked through Europe during high school. On that trip he frequently stopped at police departments and spoke with cops. He became a cop,” “Ilya was not even the only FSB person Paul knew, it certainly didn’t strike any of us as odd” External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 27, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The only thing we don’t know,” External link

thedailybeast Thursday, December 26, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : “There still has been no evidence provided by the (Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation) to the court about Paul’s charges,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 25, 2019 6:21:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I think it’s at that level,” “There’s clearly no legal case against him” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : «Nous sommes préoccupés par le fait que son hernie s’aggrave» External link

lapresse-CA Thursday, October 24, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : "Nous sommes préoccupés par le fait que son hernie s'aggrave" External link

LePoint Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : "Nous sommes préoccupés par le fait que son hernie s'aggrave" External link

tv5 Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : "Nous sommes préoccupés par le fait que son hernie s'aggrave" External link

afp-fr Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

David Whelan affirmé : "pour la première fois, des représentants de toutes les quatre ambassades vont assister à l'audience" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "He [Paul Whelan] has requested that the prison send his medical records to the US, UK, Canadian, and Irish embassies. When he asked the UK representatives if anyone had received them, they indicated that no embassy had received his medical records. Like so much of Paul's mail, it is apparently very difficult for Lefortovo prison to get Russia Post to deliver across town," "In the meantime, Paul goes untreated and unexamined, despite the danger that emergency surgery may be necessary at any time," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "the UK has asked the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to allow a visit and we hope they will see Paul shortly" External link

itartass_en Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul sought phone call access, but that was denied by FSB investigator Aleksei Khishnyak. We don't think that it would be safe for us to visit Russia while he is in prison, and we have no other way to communicate with him," External link

polandsun Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul sought phone call access, but that was denied by FSB investigator Aleksei Khishnyak. We don't think that it would be safe for us to visit Russia while he is in prison, and we have no other way to communicate with him," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:59:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul sought phone call access, but that was denied by FSB investigator Aleksei Khishnyak. We don't think that it would be safe for us to visit Russia while he is in prison, and we have no other way to communicate with him," External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul sought phone call access, but that was denied by FSB investigator Aleksei Khishnyak. We don't think that it would be safe for us to visit Russia while he is in prison, and we have no other way to communicate with him," External link

voanews Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He has seen a noticeable drop in prison staff professionalism since he did so," External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “While his statement was cut off, what we heard makes us concerned about his treatment at Lefortovo prison,” External link

expressindia Friday, August 23, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "While his statement was cut off, what we heard makes us concerned about his treatment at Lefortovo prison," External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 23, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul’s sister, Elizabeth, will return to Washington D.C. next week to continue to lobby for Congressional action and Department of State engagement in Paul’s case,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The U.S. Embassy has never mentioned any type of a swap,” “And we have not advocated for any particular diplomatic means–swaps or sanctions–we felt it was important to leave it to the professionals” External link

thedailybeast Monday, July 1, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "I think it's at that level," "There's clearly no legal case against him" External link

clickondetroit Saturday, June 29, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "The US Embassy sent a request to see Paul, following his statement of mistreatment at the hands of FSB officials during interrogations. Embassy staff saw Paul on Friday [May 31, 2019] and asked him to provide additional details. Throughout the visit, Russian authorities attempted to prevent the US representatives from discussing a variety of topics that had been specifically identified in Paul's courtroom statement and the Embassy's subsequent request to see Paul," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

polandsun Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, June 4, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries,” External link

voanews Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

gainesville Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

philly Tuesday, June 4, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think Paul’s case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 4, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

good4utah Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think Paul’s case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries,” External link

washtimes Monday, June 3, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

wsoctv Monday, June 3, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Without any information, we can't have any certainty that anything is happening at all," External link

seattlepi Monday, June 3, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

seattlepi Monday, June 3, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Without any information, we can't have any certainty that anything is happening at all," External link

news9 Monday, June 3, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

news9 Monday, June 3, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Without any information, we can't have any certainty that anything is happening at all," External link

startribune Monday, June 3, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

startribune Monday, June 3, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Without any information, we can't have any certainty that anything is happening at all," External link

newson6 Monday, June 3, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

newson6 Monday, June 3, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : "continue to string out the pretrial phase of Paul's case," External link

usaToday Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : "continue to string out the pretrial phase of Paul's case," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul's defense team has been clear in their communications to us that Paul is being held, and coerced, in order to gain a confession," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 24, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : “until Paul ‘cooperates with FSB,’ his words not mine,” External link

thedailybeast Friday, May 24, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We expect his detention to be continued into August, then probably November, probably February again. There is no evidence to support the allegation, so there is no logical conclusion to his detention,” External link

thedailybeast Friday, May 24, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : “We are frustrated at the lack of information and that it is an obstacle to getting Paul home–that includes frustration that the U.S. State Department does not appear to have the tools necessary to find out what they need to in order to trigger diplomatic and other means to get Paul home,” External link

thedailybeast Friday, May 24, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul's defense team has been clear in their communications to us that Paul is being held, and coerced, in order to gain a confession," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 24, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan explained : “We intend to use the information we get from these information days to heap more pressure on the Minister and other stakeholders in order to bring an end anti-competitive practices which are manipulating prices,” External link

independent-ie Friday, May 24, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We are delighted to be working with the US Space and Rocket Centre. This year they are expecting over one million visitors to walk through their doors and the Centre has given us a prime location within the museum where visitors can participate in the Apollo 11 VR experience,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 23, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "We are not aware of BorgWarner's business connections to Russia beyond what's in the public record," External link

miamiherald Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "My mum and dad received about 75 letters, in three groups ... over the past 10 days or so," External link

miamiherald Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "There is no doubt in our minds that Paul's arrest and imprisonment amount to a kidnapping by the Russian police," "We hope the new designation will help other Americans avoid the same fate" External link

miamiherald Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "We are not aware of BorgWarner's business connections to Russia beyond what's in the public record," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "My mum and dad received about 75 letters, in three groups ... over the past 10 days or so," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "There is no doubt in our minds that Paul's arrest and imprisonment amount to a kidnapping by the Russian police," "We hope the new designation will help other Americans avoid the same fate" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "They were very much in diary form, as far as I can tell, and I haven't read them closely because they were intended for my parents and they talk to my parents," "They tell inside jokes only my parents would understand and they remind my parents, who are in their upper 80s, over 80s, to do certain things around their house and make sure things are checked" External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Jon Huntsman ) : "Ambassador Huntsman himself went with other consular staff for this visit last week and essentially was blocked and obstructed in the same way that his staff has been," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

David Whelan noted ( about Paul Whelan ) : "He is still unable to get letters from outside the prison. Paul recently received 3 of the letters US consular staff left at the prison on March 15," External link

itartass_en Monday, May 6, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Our parents were delighted. Paul told them about his daily life, how he is living there,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, May 5, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : “When someone writes a letter, a certain amount of their voice appears. [Our parents] could tell when he was making a joke, and that meant a great deal to them,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, May 5, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : “I’m not relying on this being a regular thing. Perhaps these letters escaped,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, May 5, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mike Pompeo ) : "It was important for our family to hear Secretary of State (Mike) Pompeo reaffirm the U.S. government's mission to return Americans held abroad. My thanks to the journalists who let us know he was scheduled to make the remarks. The lack of communication from the U.S. government's diplomats tends to confirm a feeling of inactivity at that level," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Unfortunately, the State Department continues to wait rather than act," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He's really getting angry, and in a way, that was good to see. Although it was hard to see because you realize that the frustration of being caged the frustration of being isolated," "It's just a farce. It's a circus" External link

clickondetroit Friday, March 15, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "And he will be convicted because everybody who is charged with this and tried in Russia is convicted," "We are really hopeful the U.S. government's going going to step in and do something" External link

clickondetroit Friday, March 15, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan noted ( about Paul Whelan ) : "While he remains in prison, the FSB investigator can continue to restrict access to communications and hinder consular access by the US and other governments. The Russian Foreign Ministry took nearly two weeks to respond to a US request for a consular visit. They are currently scheduled to visit Paul on the 15th," External link

itartass_en Monday, March 11, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think about Paul every day. I wonder about what he thinks about his situation, and how much he must miss my parents,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Today I am surprised at the Russian legal system's lack of independent checks, which would give us confidence that the judge is actually considering Paul's defense,” “It certainly isn't the country I would have expected to emerge after seeing Russia in the early 1990s” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “No matter how hard diplomats try, Paul is blocked from any communication in prison. The FSB do not allow us to pass him letters,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul’s arrest and imprisonment is clearly designed by some Russian authority—whether the government or some part of the security apparatus —to extract benefits in the future. There is no other logic for his continued detention,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “The friend he traveled with seems to have been the person who allegedly gave him the USB drive on which he expected to find photos,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I must admit, I'm losing faith that the Russian court will agree with Paul's defense lawyers and realize the FSB made a substantial blunder,” “The judge so far has been willing to give the FSB whatever it asks for” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Huge strides have been made in recent years in education technology and to have our role in this movement recognised by our industry peers and by the people we hope will utilise our creations, is hugely gratifying,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Recent studies have shown the use of VR in education has a positive impact on knowledge retention and actually improves the learning experience overall. We are only at the cusp of the ed tech revolution and the possibilities and permutations of how technology can shape the education of future generations is endless,” “The developments in automation and innovative technologies within the educational sphere are progressing at a rate of knots and a commonality we find in these advancements is that ed tech has the potential to immerse the student further into the learning experience than ever before - building on and complementing more traditional methods rather than replacing what has gone before. Engage is the perfect example of this - it has the potential to transform distance learning - taking the conceptual to the practical with the touch of a button” External link

irishtimes Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Every attempt at communicating with Paul is being hindered or outright blocked by the FSB investigator,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "US consular officials are restricted in what and how they can communicate with Paul, meaning that he is unable to get full consular support," "It is time for the US State Department to act to protect Paul's rights and demand that the Russian government free Paul," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "There was never any question that the false charges against Paul would mean his ongoing isolation while the [Federal Security Service] continues its attempts to concoct evidence," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 23, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I'm hoping we'll have something from the government tomorrow,” External link

thedailybeast Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "There was never any question that the false charges against Paul would mean his ongoing isolation while the FSB (Federal Security Service) continues its attempts to concoct evidence," External link

seattlepi Friday, February 22, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "To the extent that those continue and the Russians don't balk or block those accesses, it gives us some confidence that Paul's health and his rights are being taken care of, but now we're interested in the next steps to get him home," External link

npr Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "The US Embassy staff visited with Paul yesterday (2/5), their second visit since he was arrested 40 days ago. Due to prison regulations, they were unable to give him a Russian-English dictionary and he was not allowed to sign a Power of Attorney. The Russian investigator has finally allowed Paul to see the Privacy Act Waiver but he wasn't allowed to sign and give it to US Embassy staff during the visit. Instead, Paul will have to mail the signed form to the Embassy," External link

itartass_en Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "The Russian government continues to jerk him around because he was not able to give the signed form to the embassy staff at the meeting. He has to mail it back to the embassy afterwards," External link

clickondetroit Thursday, February 7, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "UK Embassy staff were able to give Paul messages from his family and receive instructions to pass on to family members. They also noted that the prison staff appear to have responded to Paul's medical concerns, providing requested medications and allowing him to consult with a prison doctor" External link

itartass_en Monday, February 4, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "We continue to hope that diplomatic efforts at levels above this consular support are taking place in order to free Paul as soon as possible," External link

itartass_en Monday, February 4, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "He [Paul Whelan] met yesterday with the Canadian Charges d'Affaires and other Canadian consular staff at Lefortovo prison," "On this visit, Paul was able to confirm what our family had suspected, which is that his lawyer, Mr. Zherebenkov, was chosen for him. We remain in the dark about who made the choice if Paul didn't," External link

itartass_en Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

David Whelan noted ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul's inability to speak Russian continues to make communication in prison difficult, and he is concerned that he has only seen his lawyer, who doesn't speak English, twice since he was arrested," External link

itartass_en Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "On this visit, Paul was able to confirm what our family had suspected, which is that his lawyer, Mr. Zherebenkov, was chosen for him," "We remain in the dark about who made the choice if Paul didn't" External link

CBSnews Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "we all hide things that don't reflect well on our better selves and I think I was disappointed that Paul had not left the Marines under a normal discharge," External link

euronews-en Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "While we still lack any details from the Russian government about why Paul is thought to be a spy, and who provided him with the alleged state secrets, we are certain that he was entrapped and is not guilty of espionage," External link

euronews-en Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : "Demand for the group's VR showcase experiences Apollo 11 VR and Titanic VR remains in line with management expectations, with new experiences," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “We only know what has been published, which is really everything I learned on the first day when I looked it up on Google, which is that he’s been arrested for alleged violations of the espionage act,” “And Foreign Minister Lavrov said at one point it was something to do with ‘collection,’ which is one of the elements of the espionage act. It sounds like he was set up to me” External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We hope that it will occur,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : "It is clear to our family that only government action will return Paul to his family," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : "It is clear to our family that only government action will return Paul to his family," External link

afp-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "The information I have is it's a closed court hearing and that it is really just a standard pretrial procedure in Russian criminal court to determine whether the person can be bonded out or whether detained in pretrial phase," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He's got bills to pay like all of us, so just because you're in a Russian jail doesn't mean you don't have to pay rent or pay for anything else, and we're trying to keep that going under the assumption, hopefully, he'll be back soon enough to pick up his life where he left it rather than make a lot of changes," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Now that Paul has started to receive consular support, and we know his health is being watched and that his rights are being looked after, our family has started crowdfunding to help Paul pay for his legal defense," "We understand that there is a pre-trial hearing scheduled for tomorrow (January 22d) at Moscow City Court. A U.S. Embassy representative will attend public portions of the hearing," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "The information I have is it's a closed court hearing and that it is really just a standard pretrial procedure in Russian criminal court to determine whether the person can be bonded out or whether detained in pretrial phase," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He's got bills to pay like all of us, so just because you're in a Russian jail doesn't mean you don't have to pay rent or pay for anything else, and we're trying to keep that going under the assumption, hopefully, he'll be back soon enough to pick up his life where he left it rather than make a lot of changes," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "The Irish consular staff met with Paul today [on Wednesday]. They spent about an hour with Paul and were able to receive some messages to relay to our family. This was the first visit by any consular staff since January 2d [sic], when the US Embassy staff first saw Paul," "The Irish consular staff said the prison conditions were okay, that he had his glasses, and was working on learning some Russian words. The Irish representatives were able to give toiletries (razor, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush) sent over by the UK Embassy for Paul," External link

itartass_en Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "We heard from the US Embassy staff today that they have a meeting scheduled with Paul on Thursday. The Irish consular staff have been approved for a visit by the Russian Foreign Ministry for tomorrow, January 16, to see Paul. We are looking forward to an update on his condition. In particular, the US Embassy is hoping to offer the Privacy Act waiver for Paul's signature, something they have not yet been allowed to do," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “I’m not prejudiced against Zherebenkov,” External link

mycentraloregon Saturday, January 12, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “I’m not prejudiced against Zherebenkov,” External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : "My parents ended up being fine and it was Paul [who] ended up in trouble," External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "It's like the worst kind of echo game, where someone yells and it's a week before the answer comes back," "So I think we just have to be very patient" External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Really disappointed. Disappointed in his behaviour. And sad that he had to hide it," External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I think at some point there must be a political solution to this to get him home,” External link

thehill Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : "My parents ended up being fine and it was Paul [who] ended up in trouble," External link

CBC Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "It's like the worst kind of echo game, where someone yells and it's a week before the answer comes back," "So I think we just have to be very patient" External link

CBC Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Really disappointed. Disappointed in his behaviour. And sad that he had to hide it," External link

CBC Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul could definitely have been in that sort of situation where he was entrapped by an informant, or entrapped by police," External link

abc-au Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "I think we've found that we're a rather resilient family," "We're all trying to do our part to help out and protect our parents — Mum's in her 70s and my Dad's in his 80s — from having to take too much of the brunt of this" External link

abc-au Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "I had been looking for things like, 'American killed in Moscow,' 'In a car crash,' anything like that. So, on the one hand, we're happy he's alive. It was remarkable to think he had been picked up as a spy," External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "A whole concept of the game was which one would do it first. It wasn't that they were going to try and get more and more passports, it was really just about who would get theirs first out of the two of them," External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "We now have a lawyer who is defending someone who the son is on the investigation team. It would never happen in the states. You have such a conflict of interest there, it just becomes more and more bizarre every time you turn a corner," External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it’s hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “We have faith that they’re working on it,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it’s hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “We have faith that they’re working on it,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

kswo Monday, January 7, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

kswo Monday, January 7, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

timesofindia Monday, January 7, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

timesofindia Monday, January 7, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

live5news Monday, January 7, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

live5news Monday, January 7, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

clickondetroit Monday, January 7, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

clickondetroit Monday, January 7, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

newswest9 Monday, January 7, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

newswest9 Monday, January 7, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

hjnews Monday, January 7, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

hjnews Monday, January 7, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wacotrib Monday, January 7, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wacotrib Monday, January 7, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wsoctv Monday, January 7, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wsoctv Monday, January 7, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

newson6 Monday, January 7, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

newson6 Monday, January 7, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

theolympian Monday, January 7, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

theolympian Monday, January 7, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wftv Monday, January 7, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wftv Monday, January 7, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

charlotteobserver Monday, January 7, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

charlotteobserver Monday, January 7, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan declarou : "Não há detalhes sobre as circunstâncias de sua prisão, por isso é difícil não relacioná-lo a um mero cabo de guerra entre os dois países por qualquer motivo" External link

uol Monday, January 7, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

arkansasonline Monday, January 7, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

arkansasonline Monday, January 7, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

David Whelan dit : "Je suis très inquiet notamment parce que le système judiciaire russe n'est pas transparent" External link

lefigaro Monday, January 7, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it’s hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason,” External link

manilatimes Monday, January 7, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “We have faith that they’re working on it,” External link

manilatimes Monday, January 7, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

arabnews Monday, January 7, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

arabnews Monday, January 7, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

BangkokPost Monday, January 7, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

BangkokPost Monday, January 7, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

JakartaPost Monday, January 7, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

JakartaPost Monday, January 7, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The reality is Paul and I were born in Canada to British parents,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, January 7, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I know they’ve known each other for almost 20 years,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, January 7, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 7, 2019 4:55:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 7, 2019 4:55:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, January 7, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “We have faith that they're working on it,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, January 7, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

afp-english Monday, January 7, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

afp-english Monday, January 7, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 7, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 7, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

digitaljournal Monday, January 7, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

digitaljournal Monday, January 7, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

afp-en Monday, January 7, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

afp-en Monday, January 7, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

voanews Monday, January 7, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit,” External link

voanews Monday, January 7, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

namibiansun Monday, January 7, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit,” External link

namibiansun Monday, January 7, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

arabnews Monday, January 7, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

arabnews Monday, January 7, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 7, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 7, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

ABCnews Monday, January 7, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

ABCnews Monday, January 7, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

washtimes Monday, January 7, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

washtimes Monday, January 7, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “In the short-term the thing we would appreciate most from the UK Government and are certain that it’s going to happen – we’re not questioning any will on their part after Mr Hunt’s statement – is that they will keep an eye on Paul and assist the US and the other two countries to maintain him in good health until we can get him home” External link

msn-uk Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wftv Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wftv Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

ctvnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

ctvnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

hjnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

hjnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

kiro7 Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

kiro7 Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

kiro7 Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

kiro7 Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wftv Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wftv Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

newson6 Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

newson6 Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

heraldonline Sunday, January 6, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

heraldonline Sunday, January 6, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

nzherald Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

nzherald Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wcnc Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wcnc Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

12news Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

12news Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

washtimes Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

washtimes Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul is a kind and considerate brother, son and uncle, and a generous and loyal friend. He travels as often as he can, both for work and pleasure. He is many things to many people, but he is not a spy,” External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “We urge President Trump to intercede on Paul’s behalf,” “U.S. government action will reinforce that Americans traveling abroad should not do so in fear, and ensure other American families are less likely to have their loved ones go missing” External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

khou Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

khou Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

firstpost Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

firstpost Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

timescolonist Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

timescolonist Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” “You start to wonder if all of these things are connected. But at the same time, they could just be arbitrary events” External link

scmp Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

scmp Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “In the short-term the thing we would appreciate most from the UK Government and are certain that it’s going to happen we’re not questioning any will on their part after Mr Hunt’s statement is that they will keep an eye on Paul and assist the US and the other two countries to maintain him in good health until we can get him home” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, January 6, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," "You start to wonder if all of these things are connected. But at the same time, they could just be arbitrary events" External link

msn-uk Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," "You start to wonder if all of these things are connected. But at the same time, they could just be arbitrary events" External link

standard Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

680news Sunday, January 6, 2019 8:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He seemed as well as can be expected in a Russian jail. He was missing a lot of personal necessities, like toilet paper, that aren’t provided,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, January 6, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think we just want Paul home. I don’t know that we have a hierarchy of what the preferred way to get him home would be,” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He seemed as well as can be expected in a Russian jail. He was missing a lot of personal necessities, like toilet paper, that aren't provided," External link

firstpost Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He seemed as well as can be expected in a Russian jail. He was missing a lot of personal necessities, like toilet paper, that aren't provided," External link

voanews Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "I knew over the years he had met Russians," External link

clickondetroit Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He liked to travel wherever he could. He has been to India and Iceland, all over the place. He has friends in Russia, so that would be an extra draw, people he's met on social media, but I don't know that Russia was a particular place of return for him," External link

clickondetroit Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He seemed as well as can be expected in a Russian jail. He was missing a lot of personal necessities, like toilet paper, that aren't provided," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, January 5, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : “As for his international connections, our family spans continents, and Paul’s four passports reflect his birth (Canada), parents (Britain), grandparents (Ireland) and choice (United States),” External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 5, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul is a kind and considerate brother, son and uncle, and a generous and loyal friend. He travels as often as he can, both for work and pleasure. He is many things to many people, but he is not a spy,” External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 5, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “We urge President Trump to intercede on Paul’s behalf,” “U.S. government action will reinforce that Americans traveling abroad should not do so in fear, and ensure other American families are less likely to have their loved ones go missing” External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 5, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : “I’m pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "I'm pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one," External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 5, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "I'm pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one," External link

wrcbtv Saturday, January 5, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : “I’m pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one,” External link

boston Saturday, January 5, 2019 3:09:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "I'm pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one," External link

timesdaily Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "I'm pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one," External link

startribune Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "I'm pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one," External link

kansas Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "The bad conduct discharge was news to us this week in the family. That was a surprise," External link

npr Friday, January 4, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He told us what we hoped to hear, which was that Paul was alive and well, considering the conditions — I mean, being held in a Russian jail," External link

npr Friday, January 4, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "I knew over the years he had met Russians," External link

click2houston Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He’s got a military background, he’s been in corporate security for years,” External link

mycentraloregon Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He's got a military background, he's been in corporate security for years," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He's got a military background, he's been in corporate security for years," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 3, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "He is doing well and able to give them a list of things he needed," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 3, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "He's got a military background, he's been in corporate security for years. He was former law enforcement. He was going to be very well aware of the risks of traveling in Russia," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 3, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "I don't think there's any chance that he's a spy," External link

wcvb Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "I don't think there's any chance that he's a spy," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, January 3, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He has friends in Russia, so that would be an extra draw, people he's met on social media, but I don't know that Russia was a particular place of return for him," External link

click2houston Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT



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David Whelan wrote : “So the call at least acts as a ‘proof of life,’ even if nothing else has been explained,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Saturday, December 3, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “The call at least acts as a ‘proof of life’ even if nothing else has been explained: When Paul went there, why, why the calls stopped, why the US Embassy had to seek information about his whereabouts and the Russian authorities refused to respond,” External link

voanews Saturday, December 3, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “So the call at least acts as a ‘proof of life’, even if nothing else has been explained: when Paul went there, why, why the calls stopped, why the US Embassy had to seek information about his whereabouts and the Russian authorities refused to respond, etc,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, December 2, 2022 11:59:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “So the call at least acts as a ‘proof of life,’ even if nothing else has been explained,” External link

nytimes Friday, December 2, 2022 10:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency? He appeared healthy and well to the Embassy staff,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 1, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency?” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:42:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul has normally called on holidays and has missed both Thanksgiving and our dad’s birthday now. It’s highly unusual,” External link

wsau Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:57:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “And he spoke to our parents a number of times after the [penal colony] staff say he was moved, at least as recently as November 23, and never mentioned it,” External link

rferl Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan asked : "Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at [prison colony] IK-17 but he's been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?" External link

rferl Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “And he spoke to our parents a number of times after the [penal colony] staff say he was moved, at least as recently as November 23, and never mentioned it,” External link

voanews Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan asked : "Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at [prison colony] IK-17 but he's been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?" External link

voanews Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency?” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:08:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “And he spoke to our parents a number of times after the [penal colony] staff say he was moved, at least as recently as November 23, and never mentioned it,” External link

rferl Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan asked : "Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at [prison colony] IK-17 but he's been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?" External link

rferl Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency?” External link

rappler Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at (the penal colony) but he’s been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?” External link

rappler Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency?" External link

ibtimes Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at (the penal colony) but he's been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?" External link

ibtimes Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul was not complaining of any health conditions that required hospitalization, so has there been an emergency?” External link

wsau Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:45:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Is he unable to make calls? Or is he really still at (the penal colony) but he’s been put in solitary and the prison is hiding that fact?” External link

wsau Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:45:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Thomas James ) : “It didn’t matter where it would be,” “If Thomas was somewhere and gunfire lit out, quiet Thomas would be the one who would jump up and run to protect people. Because if you just know him, you know that he doesn’t want to see people hurt” External link

nytimes Monday, November 28, 2022 5:19:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “It must be awfully hard to maintain hope in his position, knowing of the possibility of freedom, no matter how much stability he is able to carve out. And the possibility of an exchange has given him some hope, even thoughts to what he might have to do to restart his life. It will be devastating for him if there is not a resolution that sees him free, brings him home, with our family,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, November 19, 2022 1:45:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He seems to have found an equilibrium where he can survive without being worried about punishment or retaliation from guards. Paul told our parents he’s picked up a few Russian words, as well as a few in Tajik and the languages of other prisoners at IK-17,” “As in the past, food, that Paul had requested that the US Embassy bring to supplement his meagre prison rations, was refused by the prison” External link

independent-ie Saturday, November 19, 2022 1:45:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “We are now a leading metaverse technology company that can help make the metaverse strategies of leading global organisations a reality,” “While other metaverses have focused on the social, advertising and entertainment opportunities, we have focused on creating a platform that will allow companies to better engage with their employees, customers, and suppliers around the world, and educational institutions to engage with their students” External link

siliconrepublic Friday, November 11, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “to get through just day to day, to figure out what battles to fight and which battles not to fight” “His phone calls even to our parents are recorded. His letters were all translated before they went out. So you know that everything you do is being watched and you really have no sense of individuality” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, November 4, 2022 6:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "to get through just day to day, to figure out what battles to fight and which battles not to fight" "His phone calls even to our parents are recorded. His letters were all translated before they went out. So you know that everything you do is being watched and you really have no sense of individuality" External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 3, 2022 7:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “to get through just day to day, to figure out what battles to fight and which battles not to fight” “His phone calls even to our parents are recorded. His letters were all translated before they went out. So you know that everything you do is being watched and you really have no sense of individuality” External link

wsau Thursday, November 3, 2022 7:32:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : “While other technology companies have focused on the social and entertainment opportunities, Lenovo has identified the huge benefits for enterprises utilising the metaverse to engage with employees, customers and suppliers around the world,” “We are delighted that they have chosen Engage to build their presence within the metaverse” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, September 28, 2022 10:38:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “While other technology companies have focused on the social and entertainment opportunities, Lenovo has identified the huge benefits for enterprises utilising the metaverse to engage with employees, customers and suppliers around the world,” “We are delighted that they have chosen Engage to build their presence within the metaverse” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, September 28, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The launch of the Lenovo ThinkReality VRX shows the growing anticipation that more and more work will be done in the Metaverse,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, September 28, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “President Biden has acted, making an offer to the Russian government,” “Now we all have to wait to see if the Russians have the concessions they want, or if they’re going to keep Paul in their exchange fund for some other purpose” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, September 17, 2022 4:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Overall, we are growing strongly, and revenue is now almost completely comprised exclusively from the ENGAGE platform,” “Quarterly revenues are regularly breaking previous records. With strong partnerships being formed both in the US and Asia, we see this trend continuing and even accelerating in the future. We, therefore, look forward with optimism and remain confident in meeting expectations for the year” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “We are laser-focused on providing enterprise services within the wider Metaverse. Where other platforms have focused on user growth at all costs, only to gather a much younger audience, we have focused on developing tools and services to work with enterprise customers and universities and how they engage with employees, customers and students in the Metaverse,” “It’s been said that ‘The best way to predict the future is to shape it’. At Engage, we are certainly taking that to heart. The Metaverse is not just for games and entertainment as we lead the way in terms of enterprise and education applications. This space is about to get interesting as we get set to turn on the lights at Engage Link” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

bristolpost Tuesday, September 6, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

surreymirror Tuesday, September 6, 2022 5:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

brentwoodgazette Tuesday, September 6, 2022 5:00:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

essexchronicle Tuesday, September 6, 2022 4:12:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

derbytelegraph Tuesday, September 6, 2022 4:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

cambridge-news Tuesday, September 6, 2022 3:50:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

hulldailymail Tuesday, September 6, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

thanetgazette Tuesday, September 6, 2022 3:32:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We’ve even heard of cases where loan companies are walking people to cashpoints to take out money and visiting hospitals to chase up payments” External link

icWales Tuesday, September 6, 2022 3:04:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : “They don’t seem too worried about that if you’re not Russian,” “For a couple of days, we didn’t have any idea where he’d gone or where he would be going to” External link

usaToday Tuesday, August 16, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : “A growing number of blue-chip companies are adopting virtual reality for events, training and engaging with stakeholders worldwide,” “We are extremely excited about the interest being shown by major organisations in our new technology. The metaverse is set to change global business practices and Engage XR aims to be at the forefront of this revolution” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “A growing number of blue-chip companies are adopting virtual reality for events, training, and engaging with stakeholders worldwide,” “We are extremely excited about the interest being shown by major organisations in our new technology” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:24:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The metaverse is set to change global business practices and Engage XR aims to be at the forefront of this revolution,” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:24:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Engage has continued its impressive growth with more new customers embracing the technology and a continued increase in existing customers using the platform. A growing number of blue-chip companies are adopting virtual reality for events, training, and engaging with stakeholders worldwide,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "It's very positive. This is an obvious attempt by the American government to find a concession that the Russian government might want in order to allow Paul and also Ms. Griner to be released," External link

wrcbtv Friday, July 29, 2022 1:05:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "When they talk about buildings being Stalin-era, they're not kidding," External link

usaToday Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Prisoners have to maintain the cleanliness of their cell, and so it was at first quite filthy, since the previous occupant had not seemed concerned about cleanliness," "You are allowed a weekly shower and a daily walk" External link

usaToday Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "there's no interest in nutrition," External link

usaToday Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "You get the feeling that a lot of prisoners have regular visitors who bring food, perhaps even meals, to supplement the basic prison life," "Some things are refused, some are 'confiscated' as part of the endemic corruption" External link

usaToday Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "We speak to people in the State Department and the National Security Council on a regular basis, but not to this level of detail. I think we were all taken by surprise yesterday when the announcement was made," External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "We do worry about his condition," External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "We speak to people in the State Department and the National Security Council on a regular basis, but not to this level of detail. I think we were all taken by surprise yesterday when the announcement was made," "And it's nice also to know that the offers are being made -- that perhaps this is the only one that's been made public, but there may have been other offers made in the past by the U.S. government" External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 28, 2022 4:41:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "It seems to be that this is the first concrete step towards deterrence that any U.S. government has made in relation to arbitrary detentions and wrongful detentions," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, July 20, 2022 5:43:00 AM EAT

David Whelan added : “We would really love the three-in-a-row, but teams are upping their game to stop us and we are willing to do what it takes to stay on top and retain the Flanagan Cup,” External link

westmeathindependent Saturday, July 16, 2022 2:12:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "We hope this visit will lead to results that have not been possible following his previous interactions with Russian intermediaries," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, July 12, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "This means they can both help and hinder a possible resolution of a detainee's case," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, July 12, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : “We were playing the Olympia back in 2019, and your one Cora tagged us in one of her stories of her being at the gate, showing the stage” External link

irishmirror Monday, July 11, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “We do have a certain amount of communication at lower levels of the state department about Paul’s case, obviously, we speak to the embassy on a regular basis to make sure that he’s actually healthy and well. But when you have the president call, it’s obviously a huge honor to have the president speak to you and to reassure you about your loved one’s case,” “I think it’s symbolic. I don’t actually think that a presidential call means anything in the sense of it doesn’t mean that something’s about to happen. It doesn’t mean that progress has been made that wasn’t going to be made otherwise” External link

clickondetroit Sunday, July 10, 2022 2:54:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “It really goes to show how strong our tech is, and how early we were in the space,” “The market is just coming to us” External link

businesspost-ie Friday, July 8, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 8, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "assuring her and stating publicly that Brittney’s safe return was a matter of personal priority; however, we are concerned that the rhetoric does not appear to align with the actions taken to date. We urge you to make a deal to get Brittney back home swiftly”. Russian media have speculated repeatedly that Griner could be swapped for Russian arms trader Viktor Bout, nicknamed “the Merchant of Death,” who is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S. after being convicted of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and providing aid to a terrorist organization. Russia has agitated for Bout’s release for years. But the wide discrepancy between Griner’s alleged offense and Bout’s global dealings in deadly weapons could make such a trade unpalatable to Washington. Others have suggested that she could be traded along with Paul Whelan, the former Marine and security director serving 16 years in Russia on an espionage conviction that the U.S. has described as a setup. Whelan’s brother, David, said he did not have enough information to know whether Griner's plea would be good or bad news for her and his brother. “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward," External link

wacotrib Friday, July 8, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

oregonlive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:51:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

wsaw Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:47:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "assuring her and stating publicly that Brittney’s safe return was a matter of personal priority; however, we are concerned that the rhetoric does not appear to align with the actions taken to date. We urge you to make a deal to get Brittney back home swiftly”. Russian media have speculated repeatedly that Griner could be swapped for Russian arms trader Viktor Bout, nicknamed “the Merchant of Death,” who is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S. on conviction of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and providing aid to a terrorist organization. Russia has agitated for Bout’s release for years. But the wide discrepancy between Griner’s alleged offense and Bout’s global dealings in deadly weapons could make such a trade unpalatable to Washington. Others have suggested that she could be traded along with Paul Whelan, a former Marine and security director serving a 16-year sentence in Russia on an espionage conviction that the U.S. has repeatedly described as a setup. Whelan’s brother, David, said he did not have enough information to know whether Griner's plea would be good or bad news for her and his brother. “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward," External link

wftv Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "assuring her and stating publicly that Brittney’s safe return was a matter of personal priority; however, we are concerned that the rhetoric does not appear to align with the actions taken to date. We urge you to make a deal to get Brittney back home swiftly”. Russian media have speculated repeatedly that Griner could be swapped for Russian arms trader Viktor Bout, nicknamed “the Merchant of Death,” who is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S. on conviction of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and providing aid to a terrorist organization. Russia has agitated for Bout’s release for years. But the wide discrepancy between Griner’s alleged offense and Bout’s global dealings in deadly weapons could make such a trade unpalatable to Washington. Others have suggested that she could be traded along with Paul Whelan, a former Marine and security director serving a 16-year sentence in Russia on an espionage conviction that the U.S. has repeatedly described as a setup. Whelan’s brother, David, said he did not have enough information to know whether Griner's plea would be good or bad news for her and his brother. “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward," External link

wral Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

krqe Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

wsvn Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "assuring her and stating publicly that Brittney’s safe return was a matter of personal priority; however, we are concerned that the rhetoric does not appear to align with the actions taken to date. We urge you to make a deal to get Brittney back home swiftly”. Russian media have speculated repeatedly that Griner could be swapped for Russian arms trader Viktor Bout, nicknamed “the Merchant of Death,” who is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S. on conviction of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and providing aid to a terrorist organization. Russia has agitated for Bout’s release for years. But the wide discrepancy between Griner’s alleged offense and Bout’s global dealings in deadly weapons could make such a trade unpalatable to Washington. Others have suggested that she could be traded along with Paul Whelan, a former Marine and security director serving a 16-year sentence in Russia on an espionage conviction that the U.S. has repeatedly described as a setup. Whelan’s brother, David, said he did not have enough information to know whether Griner's plea would be good or bad news for her and his brother. “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward," External link

seattlepi Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The conviction rate is so high in Russia, and so certain, that I could see the guilty plea as an attempt to just move the process forward,” External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "In fact, the more I think about it, I think of each detainee in any country being on a separate train track. Before, I think, I've thought of them all — well, you know, all the ones in Russia would be dealt the same," "Now, I think they're all individual trains on individual tracks, and some of those trains will get to their destination, and there'll be relief. And some of those trains won't, and it doesn't matter if someone in the same country as your loved one gets free" External link

gazette Thursday, July 7, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “For a statement to be defamatory it needs to be unfair, untrue or likely to harm the reputation or character of an individual” External link

chroniclelive Monday, June 13, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Something said in a comments section or on a YouTube video is permanent,” External link

chroniclelive Monday, June 13, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan explained : “The Freedom of Speech defence can be used if you can prove it was your honest opinion, or prove that what you’re saying is completely true” External link

chroniclelive Monday, June 13, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Victims of defamation have 12 months from the date of publication to start court proceedings” External link

chroniclelive Monday, June 13, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "Paul has already spent three and a quarter years as a Russian hostage," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : "Yaroshenko was someone who the Russians had been asking for in relation to Paul's case from as far as we know, the very first day that Paul was arrested before anybody knew he had been arrested," "And so that's a concession that the U.S. government has now made, but that concession hasn't resulted in Paul's freedom. So there are now fewer choices, fewer concessions that the U.S. government might be able to make, and so it creates a little bit of concern about whether the opportunities to release Paul have narrowed or become harder than it was before" External link

gazette Thursday, April 28, 2022 2:19:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Our family is full of happiness for the Reeds. ... It’s the event that we hope for so much in our own lives,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Our family is full of happiness for the Reeds ... It’s the event that we hope for so much in our own lives,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, April 27, 2022 4:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "In the mid-90s big brands and companies had to get internet-ready. We're at the very same stage now where they need to get metaverse-ready," External link

CBSnews Thursday, March 17, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the Russian Federation demands the concession of sanction removal, let Paul and Trevor's freedom be part of the price the Russian authorities pay in return," External link

wxii12 Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:25:00 AM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the Russian Federation demands the concession of sanction removal, let Paul and Trevor's freedom be part of the price the Russian authorities pay in return," External link

wcvb Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:41:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the Russian Federation demands the concession of sanction removal, let Paul and Trevor's freedom be part of the price the Russian authorities pay in return," External link

Koat Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the Russian Federation demands the concession of sanction removal, let Paul and Trevor's freedom be part of the price the Russian authorities pay in return," External link

wyff4 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the Russian Federation demands the concession of sanction removal, let Paul and Trevor's freedom be part of the price the Russian authorities pay in return," External link

wesh Wednesday, March 9, 2022 10:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Our metaverse plans for Engage are very different to Meta's Horizons, Microsoft's AltSpace or Roblox,” “We are well positioned to become the enterprise solution for companies seeking to enter the metaverse to host meetings, events, product launches, and conduct training. "We are already capturing this opportunity through our work with 3M, who is using our platform to build its own 'metaworld'. We look forward to fully launching our metaverse offering in the second half of this year” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “We’re concerned. Fortunately, Paul is in a labor colony. So he is insulated from a lot of the devastation that’s going on in Ukraine. They are somewhat insulated from the crash of the rubble,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Most of what we’re worried about is what may be happening outside of the prison, things like the impact of the sanctions on our ability to get money to ball to put his prison account and potentially the expulsion of the USMC. If that leaves Moscow,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “The sanctions may actually provide a method for the U.S. to seek Paul’s release faster than they might have otherwise,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I think we’re confident that the Biden administration is focused on trying to help Paul and a way to get him released. The stumbling block appears to have been on the Russian side,” “I think we’ve always hoped that all would be released without conditions, without being part of some swap. And hopefully that will happen” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “2021 has shown that we have, in Engage, a platform which clients are willing to invest time and money in. Engage provides a level of interaction they cannot get through traditional video and text-based platforms” External link

irishtimes Monday, January 31, 2022 11:28:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “The resolutions that came through in the House and the Senate on his behalf were because of her lobbying. I’ve continued to work with media to try and make sure that people are aware that there are American citizens and not just Paul, dozens and dozens of American citizens being held by foreign nations in a sense of hostage diplomacy, trying to get some sort of concession from the United States in return for sending back their citizens,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, December 29, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think, in year three, we have seen a lot more engagement on behalf of the U.S. administration. Since President Biden took office. We’ve seen a lot more public announcements and discussions about Paul’s case,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, December 29, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I think he must be obviously assessing a situation and feeling that it’s a risk that’s worth taking, and he is going to continue to speak out,” “I think that’s going to be a constant frustration for the Russian officials” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I’m so happy for the Fenster family,” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Myanmar is a nation where the government is struggling with legitimacy,” “It’s got an ongoing insurgency inside his country. It was probably looking to mend fences with the United States, and so returning Danny Fenster to Michigan probably made a lot of sense. Russia is not interested in mending any fences” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The sooner he can be released, the better,” “That’s what I hope for” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “We can’t wait to get out in front of the people of Cardigan again” External link

westerntelegraph Monday, November 15, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “ENGAGE will still offer its core services such as ENGAGE Education, ENGAGE Enterprise and ENGAGE events for businesses and educational institutions that want to use us for their own internal communications and events,” “ENGAGE Oasis is the codename for our vision of the Metaverse which is designed for Corporate Clients, Educational Institutes and young professionals seeking to connect with one another to generate new business ideas and to sell services to each other. ENGAGE Oasis will have its own store to purchase digital items and services directly from the corporations using the platform along with NFT support for artists to build interesting spaces and items for clients” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “They were asking us for additional services. They were using us for business meetings and sales events and they actually want more of an outreach where they can offer services to the general public so what we’re building is an always-on persistent world, a metaverse for business,” External link

siliconrepublic Friday, June 18, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He is innocent, he was wrongly accused. We would rather see the door come open and him come out rather than some sort of negotiated release of Russian convicts," External link

cnbc Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "We do know that President Biden and members of the State Department are aware of Paul's condition, are concerned about the fact that Russia has arbitrarily detained an American citizen, and are working for his release, whether it's a part of today's discussions or not," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "I think (the Russians) haven't yet received the offer that they hope to get for him. They arrested him in order to make an exchange of some sort and they haven't gotten their concession," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "I think it's unclear whether the Russians are actually open to releasing Paul for any reason. They've talked about doing prisoner exchanges," "There are a lot of Russians in U.S. prisons… but they have excluded Paul from those discussions. They have specifically and repeatedly said that Paul Whelan would not be considered for those exchanges, so it's really hard to know what the opportunities are" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : "President Biden has indicated that humanitarian concerns and human rights will be raised at the summit, and I expect that, if Paul's case is raised, it would be in that context. I doubt that the summit itself will have an immediate impact on Paul. Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov has been consistent from July 2019 to today that Paul is not a candidate for extradition, and, in any event, extradition would not result in Paul’s freedom," "But the summit, if it is successful in creating additional dialogue or opportunities for the US and Russia to work together, may provide other opportunities to find a way to persuade the Russian government to free Paul," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “I think the ideal message would be that arbitrary detentions of American citizens by any nation are the sort of action that the American government won’t tolerate,” External link

thehill Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Things -- like his ability to record an interview with a reporter and understand there may be repercussions when that gets published to him in the labor camp -- shows he’s still fighting against this injustice,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He’s still quite angry about it,” “I think he is frustrated. He has been sitting there for two and a half years and the U.S., the Canadian, U.K. governments -- he’s a citizen of all those nations, they have not been able to do anything about his situation” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "I said to him, 'Your brother is the coronavirus czar, and you're not even following his rules — unnecessary travel'," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "I said to him, 'Your brother is the coronavirus czar, and you're not even following his rules — unnecessary travel'," External link

msn-uk Saturday, March 27, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "The trial was in June and they never provided any public evidence as far as we can tell," External link

foxnews Friday, February 5, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been able to speak to our parents by phone," External link

ctvnews Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Tony Blinken ) : "It is one thing to talk about caring and it is another to act. This conference call with families was an action that showed that the State Department is listening. It was good to hear Secretary Blinken discuss the need to use relationships -- with other US agencies and foreign nations -- and tools -- legislatively --enacted options like the Levinson Act for hostage support and for sanctions -- to find ways to gain our family members' freedom. I will be looking forward to seeing those words become actions to try to bring American hostages home," External link

ctvnews Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “While Paul has been in prison, there really wasn’t any sort of dialogue, as far as we can tell, between the Russian Federation and the U.S.,” “That seems possible now. Whether it leads to the release of Paul, I’m not sure but at least the opportunities may be there” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul has been able to speak to our parents by phone,” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Tony Blinken ) : “It is one thing to talk about caring and it is another to act. This conference call with families was an action that showed that the State Department is listening. It was good to hear Secretary Blinken discuss the need to use relationships — with other US agencies and foreign nations — and tools — legislatively –enacted options like the Levinson Act for hostage support and for sanctions — to find ways to gain our family members’ freedom. I will be looking forward to seeing those words become actions to try to bring American hostages home,” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “give us confidence that Paul's case will be handled by a government with deep expertise on Russia,” External link

thehill Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "It is ridiculous to label someone like Paul -- a foreigner lacking in money and language skills, let alone family and other connections in Russia -- a flight risk," External link

arkansasonline Friday, November 6, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : "The sleep deprivation did not start when he arrived at the camp but only in the past few weeks," External link

itartass_en Friday, November 6, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “It is ridiculous to label someone like Paul – a foreigner lacking in money and language skills, let alone family and other connections in Russia – a flight risk,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “It is ridiculous to label someone like Paul – a foreigner lacking in money and language skills, let alone family and other connections in Russia – a flight risk,” External link

tribtown Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "It is ridiculous to label someone like Paul - a foreigner lacking in money and language skills, let alone family and other connections in Russia - a flight risk," External link

startribune Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "The UN event will enhance the profile of the group as the use of the Engage platform grows strongly month on month," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

David Whelan says : "Raytio provides us with genuine verified customer information and integrates with our back-end systems to make the check-in process fast, automated, and a great experience for our guests" "We send guests an email directly from our reservation system and the verified details are then automatically populated back once the guest has checked in - solving the issue of ensuring the identity of the guest without multiple steps back and forth. As we push to increase the availability of contactless solutions, particularly in light of the current concerns around hygiene, removing one of the key risks around fraud was essential" External link

voxy Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “With almost all physical events on hold for the foreseeable future, there has been a big increase in major organisations wanting to host virtual events,” External link

irishtimes Monday, October 5, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about John J Sullivan ) : “It is incredible for Paul, and our family, to know that Ambassador Sullivan made such a journey to see Paul,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "This past six months have been transformational for VR Education," External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “2020 has been a catalyst for increasing interest and uptake of VR to enable companies and employees to continue to interact,” “Our proprietary Engage platform has benefitted from this and is now being used by significant global organisations, both governmental and corporate. VR Education’s outlook and forecast for the future is brighter than ever” External link

irishtimes Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “There’s a reason why people go to classrooms, because you see who’s paying attention, you can really interact with people, you can get that eye-contact,” External link

irishtimes Friday, July 31, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Even when coronavirus is eventually done and dusted, the world has really woken-up to how productive people can be from working from home,” “The days of jumping on a plane for an hour long meeting, those days are behind us” External link

irishtimes Friday, July 31, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

David Whelan argues : "He has friends in other countries with a military background, I think it was a social thing," "The FSB thing wasn't a big deal, until he was entrapped" External link

bbc Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Mark Karples ) : "a gut punch'. But he knows it took months of complex, confidential diplomacy to arrange a suitable swap for Frode Berg that eventually involved Russian agents in prison in Lithuania. Norway wasn't holding any convicted spies to trade and neither is America. "I'm trying to focus on immediate goals, so I don't get distracted by how awful it is that he could spend 16 years behind bars," External link

bbc Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “But Paul has said he is more [British sitcom character] Mr. Bean than [fictitious British spy] Mr. Bond,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : "La Russie a gardé mon frère pour une raison: obtenir une contrepartie" External link

msn-fr Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan dénonce : "C'est une diplomatie de l'otage" "Ils utilisent des citoyens comme des pions pour essayer de tirer une contrepartie de leur libération" External link

msn-fr Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : «La Russie a gardé mon frère pour une raison: obtenir une contrepartie» External link

la-croix Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan dénonce : «C'est une diplomatie de l'otage» «Ils utilisent des citoyens comme des pions pour essayer de tirer une contrepartie de leur libération» External link

la-croix Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been convicted as a spy now. Nobody believes he's a spy, I don't think even the Russias believe he is a spy," "The challenge about doing a trade is that there isn't any symmetry right now" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "VR Education has positioned itself well in 2019 to identify and overcome many hurdles which had subdued growth to date," "The availability of stand-alone devices is of paramount importance to potential customers and, with these now in the market and Engage being platform agnostic, I believe the group is now well placed to become a leader in immersive communications" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Our recently announced strategic partnership and investment from HTC places the group in a strong position to accelerate the global adoption of the Engage platform and create value for shareholders," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “Paul has said he is more Mr. Bean than Mr. Bond,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been convicted as a spy now. Nobody believes he's a spy, I don't think even the Russias believe he is a spy," "The challenge about doing a trade is that there isn't any symmetry right now" External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been convicted as a spy now. Nobody believes he's a spy, I don't think even the Russias believe he is a spy," "The challenge about doing a trade is that there isn't any symmetry right now" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been convicted as a spy now. Nobody believes he's a spy, I don't think even the Russias believe he is a spy," "The challenge about doing a trade is that there isn't any symmetry right now" External link

pulse Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul has been convicted as a spy now. Nobody believes he's a spy, I don't think even the Russias believe he is a spy," "The challenge about doing a trade is that there isn't any symmetry right now" External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “VR Education has positioned itself well in 2019 to identify and overcome many hurdles which had subdued growth to date and during the year Engage became available on standalone devices such as the Oculus Quest, Pico VR and Vive Focus . The availability of standalone devices is of paramount importance to potential customers and, with these now in the market and Engage being platform agnostic, I believe the group is now well placed to become a leader in immersive communications,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Our recently announced strategic partnership and investment from HTC places the group in a strong position to accelerate the global adoption of the Engage platform and create value for shareholders,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "I think it was his friend who is a Russian FSB Officer who thought he could get a promotion by selling out a friend and who entrapped Paul for his own benefit," External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Normally when you have a spy exchange, you have spies on both sides," External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Today is really the removal of that obstacle. It’s the silver lining,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He talked about how this had been a sham trial and he wished our family loved and wished the dog happy birthday,” “So it was the sorts of things to make us feel like he’s still being strong and aware he’s in a difficult, perilous situation, but he needs to continue to fight against it” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Having that sense of normalcy, having that connection to your life outside of Russian prison, will be important for him to survive if he goes in 30 days or so to this labor camp,” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Today is really the removal of that obstacle. It's the silver lining," External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Today is really the removal of that obstacle. It's the silver lining," External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "Prisoner exchanges in hostage diplomacy only encourage the bad actor state to take more hostages," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "If the U.S. government decides that a trade of some sort is appropriate, I wouldn't argue against it. But I would not argue for it as the only way to secure Paul's freedom," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Today is really the removal of that obstacle. It's the silver lining," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Affairs Canada ) : “You would expect that your country -- the one that gives you your passport -- would then defend you when you leave your country. Apparently that’s not the case in Canada,” External link

ctvnews Monday, June 15, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “The court’s decision merely completes the final piece of this broken judicial process” “We had hoped that the court might show some independence but, in the end, Russian judges are political, not legal, entities,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, June 15, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “The court’s decision merely completes the final piece of this broken judicial process,” External link

guardian Monday, June 15, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Obviously we’re disappointed that he had any sentence at all,” “He should have been acquitted, there’s no evidence ... ” External link

clickondetroit Monday, June 15, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "It was the Russian legal system that was found guilty of injustice" External link

news-yahoo Monday, June 15, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Obviously we’re disappointed that he had any sentence at all,” “He should have been acquitted, there’s no evidence..” External link

clickondetroit Monday, June 15, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We had hoped that the court might show some independence but, in the end, Russian judges are political, not legal, entities,” External link

nytimes Monday, June 15, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The Russians have made it clear over many, many months -- starting back in July 2019 -- they were interested in doing trades with the Americans for certain Russian contacts in the American justice system and certain diplomatic properties the Americans denied them access to in Maryland and New York,” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 12, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Whelan souligne ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Nous restons préoccupés par la santé de Paul, surtout parce qu'il pourrait être plus susceptible de contracter d'autres maladies ou infections, maintenant, lors de son rétablissement" External link

afp-fr Friday, May 29, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "The Russian legal system has clearly lost its way," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

David Whelan disse ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Em um sistema justo, o tribunal absolveria Paul com base na falta de evidências” External link

veja Monday, May 25, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "The Russian legal system has clearly lost its way," External link

afp-en Monday, May 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is set to catalyse long-term changes in working practices, VR Education and HTC’s combined offering provides a complete end-to-end service to alleviate the challenges posed by reduced travel due to health and climate change concerns,” “We look forward to this next stage of our development and continuing working alongside HTC as a strategic partner and shareholder to provide these solutions for customers” External link

siliconrepublic Friday, May 22, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "We are delighted to be strengthening our partnership with HTC," External link

independent-ie Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The subscription will provide additional funding for the next stage of our development and allow us to progress the capabilities and commercialisation of our core Engage platform at a time when industries across the globe are adapting to new and innovative ways of working,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

David Whelan explains : “It’s for the people in the area around the grotto, so many of them are cocooning and can’t go anywhere,” “The estate is 47 years’ old and there’s an awful lot of elderly people living here now, so it’s a really good, positive thing for them,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan says : “We go around about an hour beforehand and start handing out the books, then we hand-sanitise and start the bingo. We had a bit of a fund going in the area, so we bought a few little prizes out of that, but it really isn’t about the prizes, it all about the social part of it,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “It’s a bit of a laugh and we’re all enjoying it. I’m living here all my life, I know all my neighbours and they know me. It’s great for them to be able to come out and enjoy it, they all love going to bingo anyway. This bringing us all together … we’re apart, but together,” “There was a man here who was 70 last week, so it also gave us a chance to wish him a happy birthday and play a bit of music,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “You think, ‘Well, it can't really get any worse’ ... and then the pandemic comes,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “From what we understand, the PPE (personal protective equipment) that prisoners are given is a face mask and an onion a day. I guess the onion is for vitamin C or something,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “You think, ‘Well, it can't really get any worse’ ... and then the pandemic comes,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “From what we understand, the PPE (personal protective equipment) that prisoners are given is a face mask and an onion a day. I guess the onion is for vitamin C or something,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “You think, ‘Well, it can't really get any worse’ ... and then the pandemic comes,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “From what we understand, the PPE (personal protective equipment) that prisoners are given is a face mask and an onion a day. I guess the onion is for vitamin C or something,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Chris Cuomo ) : “I just looked and said, ‘Is that Chris Cuomo? Isn’t he supposed to be quarantined?'” External link

foxnews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "It was Easter Sunday evening, it was chilly and cold," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "He continued to come closer and closer, and I would like to say he's like a boiling pot, you could see his head," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "But he [Cuomo] told me he was going to meet me, and he goes 'You are going to meet me over this, you will meet me again over this'. At that point, he's now getting about 40 feet away," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "For most normal people, you can't get tested," "I made my own mask weeks ago, I hit it with alcohol every day" External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan responded : “us normal human beings, we don’t get to get tested, which is one of the crazier things about this whole thing. If you’re wealthy, you have a lot of clout and this and that you can go get tested” External link

dailycaller Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “You could see his head getting more and more angry. And I said, ‘So are you gonna lose your temper like you did on the guy at Shelter Island,’” External link

dailycaller Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "It was Easter Sunday evening, it was chilly and cold," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "He continued to come closer and closer, and I would like to say he's like a boiling pot, you could see his head," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "But he [Cuomo] told me he was going to meet me, and he goes 'You are going to meet me over this, you will meet me again over this'. At that point, he's now getting about 40 feet away," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "For most normal people, you can't get tested," "I made my own mask weeks ago, I hit it with alcohol every day" External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "It was Easter Sunday evening, it was chilly and cold," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan recalled : "He continued to come closer and closer, and I would like to say he's like a boiling pot, you could see his head," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "For most normal people, you can't get tested," "I made my own mask weeks ago, I hit it with alcohol every day" External link

foxnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Having a platform like Engage to deliver this content and provide easy-to-use content tools allows VictoryXR to develop and deploy similar high quality content quickly and easily at a much lower development cost,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "The global pandemic only heightens our worries about Paul's peril and false imprisonment," External link

afp-en Monday, March 23, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "has been held at Lefortovo prison for 386 days," "Despite his public pleas for help and support, no word from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Silence from President Donald Trump's administration. More than a year ago, Secretary Pompeo stated that he would seek Paul's release if the charges are unfounded. He has yet to take any action" External link

itartass_en Friday, January 17, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “While it is disappointing to not have grown revenues for FY19 at the pace previously forecasted, we have grown in the year and made significant progress which lays solid foundations for further growth in FY20,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Lady ) : "Lady Smith's findings are unequivocal in their condemnation of the past Quarriers organisation and the effects of this abuse and its impact on those who suffered such abuse in Quarriers past care. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The only thing we don’t know,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 27, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Paul and I backpacked through Europe during high school. On that trip he frequently stopped at police departments and spoke with cops. He became a cop,” “Ilya was not even the only FSB person Paul knew, it certainly didn’t strike any of us as odd” External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 27, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The only thing we don’t know,” External link

thedailybeast Thursday, December 26, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : “There still has been no evidence provided by the (Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation) to the court about Paul’s charges,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 25, 2019 6:21:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I think it’s at that level,” “There’s clearly no legal case against him” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : «Nous sommes préoccupés par le fait que son hernie s’aggrave» External link

lapresse-CA Thursday, October 24, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : "Nous sommes préoccupés par le fait que son hernie s'aggrave" External link

LePoint Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : "Nous sommes préoccupés par le fait que son hernie s'aggrave" External link

tv5 Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Whelan déclaré : "Nous sommes préoccupés par le fait que son hernie s'aggrave" External link

afp-fr Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

David Whelan affirmé : "pour la première fois, des représentants de toutes les quatre ambassades vont assister à l'audience" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "He [Paul Whelan] has requested that the prison send his medical records to the US, UK, Canadian, and Irish embassies. When he asked the UK representatives if anyone had received them, they indicated that no embassy had received his medical records. Like so much of Paul's mail, it is apparently very difficult for Lefortovo prison to get Russia Post to deliver across town," "In the meantime, Paul goes untreated and unexamined, despite the danger that emergency surgery may be necessary at any time," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added ( about Paul Whelan ) : "the UK has asked the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to allow a visit and we hope they will see Paul shortly" External link

itartass_en Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul sought phone call access, but that was denied by FSB investigator Aleksei Khishnyak. We don't think that it would be safe for us to visit Russia while he is in prison, and we have no other way to communicate with him," External link

polandsun Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul sought phone call access, but that was denied by FSB investigator Aleksei Khishnyak. We don't think that it would be safe for us to visit Russia while he is in prison, and we have no other way to communicate with him," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:59:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul sought phone call access, but that was denied by FSB investigator Aleksei Khishnyak. We don't think that it would be safe for us to visit Russia while he is in prison, and we have no other way to communicate with him," External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul sought phone call access, but that was denied by FSB investigator Aleksei Khishnyak. We don't think that it would be safe for us to visit Russia while he is in prison, and we have no other way to communicate with him," External link

voanews Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He has seen a noticeable drop in prison staff professionalism since he did so," External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “While his statement was cut off, what we heard makes us concerned about his treatment at Lefortovo prison,” External link

expressindia Friday, August 23, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "While his statement was cut off, what we heard makes us concerned about his treatment at Lefortovo prison," External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 23, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul’s sister, Elizabeth, will return to Washington D.C. next week to continue to lobby for Congressional action and Department of State engagement in Paul’s case,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “The U.S. Embassy has never mentioned any type of a swap,” “And we have not advocated for any particular diplomatic means–swaps or sanctions–we felt it was important to leave it to the professionals” External link

thedailybeast Monday, July 1, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "I think it's at that level," "There's clearly no legal case against him" External link

clickondetroit Saturday, June 29, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "The US Embassy sent a request to see Paul, following his statement of mistreatment at the hands of FSB officials during interrogations. Embassy staff saw Paul on Friday [May 31, 2019] and asked him to provide additional details. Throughout the visit, Russian authorities attempted to prevent the US representatives from discussing a variety of topics that had been specifically identified in Paul's courtroom statement and the Embassy's subsequent request to see Paul," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

polandsun Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, June 4, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries,” External link

voanews Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

gainesville Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

philly Tuesday, June 4, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think Paul’s case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 4, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

good4utah Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think Paul’s case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries,” External link

washtimes Monday, June 3, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

wsoctv Monday, June 3, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Without any information, we can't have any certainty that anything is happening at all," External link

seattlepi Monday, June 3, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

seattlepi Monday, June 3, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Without any information, we can't have any certainty that anything is happening at all," External link

news9 Monday, June 3, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

news9 Monday, June 3, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Without any information, we can't have any certainty that anything is happening at all," External link

startribune Monday, June 3, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

startribune Monday, June 3, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Without any information, we can't have any certainty that anything is happening at all," External link

newson6 Monday, June 3, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "I think Paul's case falls into a gap in American law in how resources are applied for American citizens who find themselves wrongfully detained in foreign countries," External link

newson6 Monday, June 3, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : "continue to string out the pretrial phase of Paul's case," External link

usaToday Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : "continue to string out the pretrial phase of Paul's case," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul's defense team has been clear in their communications to us that Paul is being held, and coerced, in order to gain a confession," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 24, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : “until Paul ‘cooperates with FSB,’ his words not mine,” External link

thedailybeast Friday, May 24, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We expect his detention to be continued into August, then probably November, probably February again. There is no evidence to support the allegation, so there is no logical conclusion to his detention,” External link

thedailybeast Friday, May 24, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : “We are frustrated at the lack of information and that it is an obstacle to getting Paul home–that includes frustration that the U.S. State Department does not appear to have the tools necessary to find out what they need to in order to trigger diplomatic and other means to get Paul home,” External link

thedailybeast Friday, May 24, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul's defense team has been clear in their communications to us that Paul is being held, and coerced, in order to gain a confession," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 24, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan explained : “We intend to use the information we get from these information days to heap more pressure on the Minister and other stakeholders in order to bring an end anti-competitive practices which are manipulating prices,” External link

independent-ie Friday, May 24, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We are delighted to be working with the US Space and Rocket Centre. This year they are expecting over one million visitors to walk through their doors and the Centre has given us a prime location within the museum where visitors can participate in the Apollo 11 VR experience,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 23, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "We are not aware of BorgWarner's business connections to Russia beyond what's in the public record," External link

miamiherald Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "My mum and dad received about 75 letters, in three groups ... over the past 10 days or so," External link

miamiherald Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "There is no doubt in our minds that Paul's arrest and imprisonment amount to a kidnapping by the Russian police," "We hope the new designation will help other Americans avoid the same fate" External link

miamiherald Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "We are not aware of BorgWarner's business connections to Russia beyond what's in the public record," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "My mum and dad received about 75 letters, in three groups ... over the past 10 days or so," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "There is no doubt in our minds that Paul's arrest and imprisonment amount to a kidnapping by the Russian police," "We hope the new designation will help other Americans avoid the same fate" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "They were very much in diary form, as far as I can tell, and I haven't read them closely because they were intended for my parents and they talk to my parents," "They tell inside jokes only my parents would understand and they remind my parents, who are in their upper 80s, over 80s, to do certain things around their house and make sure things are checked" External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Jon Huntsman ) : "Ambassador Huntsman himself went with other consular staff for this visit last week and essentially was blocked and obstructed in the same way that his staff has been," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

David Whelan noted ( about Paul Whelan ) : "He is still unable to get letters from outside the prison. Paul recently received 3 of the letters US consular staff left at the prison on March 15," External link

itartass_en Monday, May 6, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Our parents were delighted. Paul told them about his daily life, how he is living there,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, May 5, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : “When someone writes a letter, a certain amount of their voice appears. [Our parents] could tell when he was making a joke, and that meant a great deal to them,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, May 5, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : “I’m not relying on this being a regular thing. Perhaps these letters escaped,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, May 5, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mike Pompeo ) : "It was important for our family to hear Secretary of State (Mike) Pompeo reaffirm the U.S. government's mission to return Americans held abroad. My thanks to the journalists who let us know he was scheduled to make the remarks. The lack of communication from the U.S. government's diplomats tends to confirm a feeling of inactivity at that level," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Unfortunately, the State Department continues to wait rather than act," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He's really getting angry, and in a way, that was good to see. Although it was hard to see because you realize that the frustration of being caged the frustration of being isolated," "It's just a farce. It's a circus" External link

clickondetroit Friday, March 15, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "And he will be convicted because everybody who is charged with this and tried in Russia is convicted," "We are really hopeful the U.S. government's going going to step in and do something" External link

clickondetroit Friday, March 15, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

David Whelan noted ( about Paul Whelan ) : "While he remains in prison, the FSB investigator can continue to restrict access to communications and hinder consular access by the US and other governments. The Russian Foreign Ministry took nearly two weeks to respond to a US request for a consular visit. They are currently scheduled to visit Paul on the 15th," External link

itartass_en Monday, March 11, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think about Paul every day. I wonder about what he thinks about his situation, and how much he must miss my parents,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Today I am surprised at the Russian legal system's lack of independent checks, which would give us confidence that the judge is actually considering Paul's defense,” “It certainly isn't the country I would have expected to emerge after seeing Russia in the early 1990s” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “No matter how hard diplomats try, Paul is blocked from any communication in prison. The FSB do not allow us to pass him letters,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul’s arrest and imprisonment is clearly designed by some Russian authority—whether the government or some part of the security apparatus —to extract benefits in the future. There is no other logic for his continued detention,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “The friend he traveled with seems to have been the person who allegedly gave him the USB drive on which he expected to find photos,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I must admit, I'm losing faith that the Russian court will agree with Paul's defense lawyers and realize the FSB made a substantial blunder,” “The judge so far has been willing to give the FSB whatever it asks for” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “Huge strides have been made in recent years in education technology and to have our role in this movement recognised by our industry peers and by the people we hope will utilise our creations, is hugely gratifying,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “Recent studies have shown the use of VR in education has a positive impact on knowledge retention and actually improves the learning experience overall. We are only at the cusp of the ed tech revolution and the possibilities and permutations of how technology can shape the education of future generations is endless,” “The developments in automation and innovative technologies within the educational sphere are progressing at a rate of knots and a commonality we find in these advancements is that ed tech has the potential to immerse the student further into the learning experience than ever before - building on and complementing more traditional methods rather than replacing what has gone before. Engage is the perfect example of this - it has the potential to transform distance learning - taking the conceptual to the practical with the touch of a button” External link

irishtimes Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Every attempt at communicating with Paul is being hindered or outright blocked by the FSB investigator,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "US consular officials are restricted in what and how they can communicate with Paul, meaning that he is unable to get full consular support," "It is time for the US State Department to act to protect Paul's rights and demand that the Russian government free Paul," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "There was never any question that the false charges against Paul would mean his ongoing isolation while the [Federal Security Service] continues its attempts to concoct evidence," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 23, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I'm hoping we'll have something from the government tomorrow,” External link

thedailybeast Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "There was never any question that the false charges against Paul would mean his ongoing isolation while the FSB (Federal Security Service) continues its attempts to concoct evidence," External link

seattlepi Friday, February 22, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "To the extent that those continue and the Russians don't balk or block those accesses, it gives us some confidence that Paul's health and his rights are being taken care of, but now we're interested in the next steps to get him home," External link

npr Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "The US Embassy staff visited with Paul yesterday (2/5), their second visit since he was arrested 40 days ago. Due to prison regulations, they were unable to give him a Russian-English dictionary and he was not allowed to sign a Power of Attorney. The Russian investigator has finally allowed Paul to see the Privacy Act Waiver but he wasn't allowed to sign and give it to US Embassy staff during the visit. Instead, Paul will have to mail the signed form to the Embassy," External link

itartass_en Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "The Russian government continues to jerk him around because he was not able to give the signed form to the embassy staff at the meeting. He has to mail it back to the embassy afterwards," External link

clickondetroit Thursday, February 7, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "UK Embassy staff were able to give Paul messages from his family and receive instructions to pass on to family members. They also noted that the prison staff appear to have responded to Paul's medical concerns, providing requested medications and allowing him to consult with a prison doctor" External link

itartass_en Monday, February 4, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "We continue to hope that diplomatic efforts at levels above this consular support are taking place in order to free Paul as soon as possible," External link

itartass_en Monday, February 4, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : "He [Paul Whelan] met yesterday with the Canadian Charges d'Affaires and other Canadian consular staff at Lefortovo prison," "On this visit, Paul was able to confirm what our family had suspected, which is that his lawyer, Mr. Zherebenkov, was chosen for him. We remain in the dark about who made the choice if Paul didn't," External link

itartass_en Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

David Whelan noted ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul's inability to speak Russian continues to make communication in prison difficult, and he is concerned that he has only seen his lawyer, who doesn't speak English, twice since he was arrested," External link

itartass_en Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "On this visit, Paul was able to confirm what our family had suspected, which is that his lawyer, Mr. Zherebenkov, was chosen for him," "We remain in the dark about who made the choice if Paul didn't" External link

CBSnews Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "we all hide things that don't reflect well on our better selves and I think I was disappointed that Paul had not left the Marines under a normal discharge," External link

euronews-en Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "While we still lack any details from the Russian government about why Paul is thought to be a spy, and who provided him with the alleged state secrets, we are certain that he was entrapped and is not guilty of espionage," External link

euronews-en Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

David Whelan added : "Demand for the group's VR showcase experiences Apollo 11 VR and Titanic VR remains in line with management expectations, with new experiences," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “We only know what has been published, which is really everything I learned on the first day when I looked it up on Google, which is that he’s been arrested for alleged violations of the espionage act,” “And Foreign Minister Lavrov said at one point it was something to do with ‘collection,’ which is one of the elements of the espionage act. It sounds like he was set up to me” External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “We hope that it will occur,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : "It is clear to our family that only government action will return Paul to his family," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : "It is clear to our family that only government action will return Paul to his family," External link

afp-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "The information I have is it's a closed court hearing and that it is really just a standard pretrial procedure in Russian criminal court to determine whether the person can be bonded out or whether detained in pretrial phase," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He's got bills to pay like all of us, so just because you're in a Russian jail doesn't mean you don't have to pay rent or pay for anything else, and we're trying to keep that going under the assumption, hopefully, he'll be back soon enough to pick up his life where he left it rather than make a lot of changes," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Now that Paul has started to receive consular support, and we know his health is being watched and that his rights are being looked after, our family has started crowdfunding to help Paul pay for his legal defense," "We understand that there is a pre-trial hearing scheduled for tomorrow (January 22d) at Moscow City Court. A U.S. Embassy representative will attend public portions of the hearing," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "The information I have is it's a closed court hearing and that it is really just a standard pretrial procedure in Russian criminal court to determine whether the person can be bonded out or whether detained in pretrial phase," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He's got bills to pay like all of us, so just because you're in a Russian jail doesn't mean you don't have to pay rent or pay for anything else, and we're trying to keep that going under the assumption, hopefully, he'll be back soon enough to pick up his life where he left it rather than make a lot of changes," External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "The Irish consular staff met with Paul today [on Wednesday]. They spent about an hour with Paul and were able to receive some messages to relay to our family. This was the first visit by any consular staff since January 2d [sic], when the US Embassy staff first saw Paul," "The Irish consular staff said the prison conditions were okay, that he had his glasses, and was working on learning some Russian words. The Irish representatives were able to give toiletries (razor, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush) sent over by the UK Embassy for Paul," External link

itartass_en Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "We heard from the US Embassy staff today that they have a meeting scheduled with Paul on Thursday. The Irish consular staff have been approved for a visit by the Russian Foreign Ministry for tomorrow, January 16, to see Paul. We are looking forward to an update on his condition. In particular, the US Embassy is hoping to offer the Privacy Act waiver for Paul's signature, something they have not yet been allowed to do," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “I’m not prejudiced against Zherebenkov,” External link

mycentraloregon Saturday, January 12, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “I’m not prejudiced against Zherebenkov,” External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : "My parents ended up being fine and it was Paul [who] ended up in trouble," External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "It's like the worst kind of echo game, where someone yells and it's a week before the answer comes back," "So I think we just have to be very patient" External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "Really disappointed. Disappointed in his behaviour. And sad that he had to hide it," External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I think at some point there must be a political solution to this to get him home,” External link

thehill Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told ( about Paul Whelan ) : "My parents ended up being fine and it was Paul [who] ended up in trouble," External link

CBC Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "It's like the worst kind of echo game, where someone yells and it's a week before the answer comes back," "So I think we just have to be very patient" External link

CBC Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "Really disappointed. Disappointed in his behaviour. And sad that he had to hide it," External link

CBC Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : "Paul could definitely have been in that sort of situation where he was entrapped by an informant, or entrapped by police," External link

abc-au Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "I think we've found that we're a rather resilient family," "We're all trying to do our part to help out and protect our parents — Mum's in her 70s and my Dad's in his 80s — from having to take too much of the brunt of this" External link

abc-au Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "I had been looking for things like, 'American killed in Moscow,' 'In a car crash,' anything like that. So, on the one hand, we're happy he's alive. It was remarkable to think he had been picked up as a spy," External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "A whole concept of the game was which one would do it first. It wasn't that they were going to try and get more and more passports, it was really just about who would get theirs first out of the two of them," External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "We now have a lawyer who is defending someone who the son is on the investigation team. It would never happen in the states. You have such a conflict of interest there, it just becomes more and more bizarre every time you turn a corner," External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it’s hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “We have faith that they’re working on it,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it’s hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “We have faith that they’re working on it,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

kswo Monday, January 7, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

kswo Monday, January 7, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

timesofindia Monday, January 7, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

timesofindia Monday, January 7, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

live5news Monday, January 7, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

live5news Monday, January 7, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

clickondetroit Monday, January 7, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

clickondetroit Monday, January 7, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

newswest9 Monday, January 7, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

newswest9 Monday, January 7, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

hjnews Monday, January 7, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

hjnews Monday, January 7, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wacotrib Monday, January 7, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wacotrib Monday, January 7, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wsoctv Monday, January 7, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wsoctv Monday, January 7, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

newson6 Monday, January 7, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

newson6 Monday, January 7, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

theolympian Monday, January 7, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

theolympian Monday, January 7, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wftv Monday, January 7, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wftv Monday, January 7, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

charlotteobserver Monday, January 7, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

charlotteobserver Monday, January 7, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

David Whelan declarou : "Não há detalhes sobre as circunstâncias de sua prisão, por isso é difícil não relacioná-lo a um mero cabo de guerra entre os dois países por qualquer motivo" External link

uol Monday, January 7, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

arkansasonline Monday, January 7, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

arkansasonline Monday, January 7, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

David Whelan dit : "Je suis très inquiet notamment parce que le système judiciaire russe n'est pas transparent" External link

lefigaro Monday, January 7, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it’s hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason,” External link

manilatimes Monday, January 7, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “We have faith that they’re working on it,” External link

manilatimes Monday, January 7, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

arabnews Monday, January 7, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

arabnews Monday, January 7, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

BangkokPost Monday, January 7, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

BangkokPost Monday, January 7, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

JakartaPost Monday, January 7, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

JakartaPost Monday, January 7, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “The reality is Paul and I were born in Canada to British parents,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, January 7, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “I know they’ve known each other for almost 20 years,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, January 7, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 7, 2019 4:55:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 7, 2019 4:55:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, January 7, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “We have faith that they're working on it,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, January 7, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

afp-english Monday, January 7, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

afp-english Monday, January 7, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 7, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 7, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

digitaljournal Monday, January 7, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

digitaljournal Monday, January 7, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest, so it's hard not to connect it as merely tugging between the two countries for whatever reason," External link

afp-en Monday, January 7, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "We have faith that they're working on it," External link

afp-en Monday, January 7, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

voanews Monday, January 7, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit,” External link

voanews Monday, January 7, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

thespec Monday, January 7, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

namibiansun Monday, January 7, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit,” External link

namibiansun Monday, January 7, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

arabnews Monday, January 7, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

arabnews Monday, January 7, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 7, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 7, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

ABCnews Monday, January 7, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

ABCnews Monday, January 7, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

washtimes Monday, January 7, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

washtimes Monday, January 7, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “In the short-term the thing we would appreciate most from the UK Government and are certain that it’s going to happen – we’re not questioning any will on their part after Mr Hunt’s statement – is that they will keep an eye on Paul and assist the US and the other two countries to maintain him in good health until we can get him home” External link

msn-uk Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wftv Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wftv Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

ctvnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

ctvnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

hjnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

hjnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

kiro7 Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

kiro7 Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

kiro7 Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

kiro7 Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wftv Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wftv Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

newson6 Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

newson6 Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

heraldonline Sunday, January 6, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

heraldonline Sunday, January 6, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

nzherald Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

nzherald Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wsoctv Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

wcnc Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

wcnc Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

12news Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

12news Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

washtimes Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

washtimes Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul is a kind and considerate brother, son and uncle, and a generous and loyal friend. He travels as often as he can, both for work and pleasure. He is many things to many people, but he is not a spy,” External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “We urge President Trump to intercede on Paul’s behalf,” “U.S. government action will reinforce that Americans traveling abroad should not do so in fear, and ensure other American families are less likely to have their loved ones go missing” External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

khou Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

khou Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

firstpost Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

firstpost Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

timescolonist Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

timescolonist Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” “You start to wonder if all of these things are connected. But at the same time, they could just be arbitrary events” External link

scmp Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he’s there, he does go and visit,” External link

scmp Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “In the short-term the thing we would appreciate most from the UK Government and are certain that it’s going to happen we’re not questioning any will on their part after Mr Hunt’s statement is that they will keep an eye on Paul and assist the US and the other two countries to maintain him in good health until we can get him home” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, January 6, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," "You start to wonder if all of these things are connected. But at the same time, they could just be arbitrary events" External link

msn-uk Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," "You start to wonder if all of these things are connected. But at the same time, they could just be arbitrary events" External link

standard Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : “You look at what’s going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around,” External link

680news Sunday, January 6, 2019 8:36:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around," External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He likes to go places and Russia happens to be a place where he knows people and when he's there, he does go and visit," External link

ABCnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : “He seemed as well as can be expected in a Russian jail. He was missing a lot of personal necessities, like toilet paper, that aren’t provided,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, January 6, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Paul Whelan ) : “I think we just want Paul home. I don’t know that we have a hierarchy of what the preferred way to get him home would be,” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said : "He seemed as well as can be expected in a Russian jail. He was missing a lot of personal necessities, like toilet paper, that aren't provided," External link

firstpost Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He seemed as well as can be expected in a Russian jail. He was missing a lot of personal necessities, like toilet paper, that aren't provided," External link

voanews Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "I knew over the years he had met Russians," External link

clickondetroit Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He liked to travel wherever he could. He has been to India and Iceland, all over the place. He has friends in Russia, so that would be an extra draw, people he's met on social media, but I don't know that Russia was a particular place of return for him," External link

clickondetroit Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He seemed as well as can be expected in a Russian jail. He was missing a lot of personal necessities, like toilet paper, that aren't provided," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, January 5, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : “As for his international connections, our family spans continents, and Paul’s four passports reflect his birth (Canada), parents (Britain), grandparents (Ireland) and choice (United States),” External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 5, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote ( about Paul Whelan ) : “Paul is a kind and considerate brother, son and uncle, and a generous and loyal friend. He travels as often as he can, both for work and pleasure. He is many things to many people, but he is not a spy,” External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 5, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

David Whelan wrote : “We urge President Trump to intercede on Paul’s behalf,” “U.S. government action will reinforce that Americans traveling abroad should not do so in fear, and ensure other American families are less likely to have their loved ones go missing” External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 5, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : “I’m pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "I'm pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one," External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 5, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "I'm pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one," External link

wrcbtv Saturday, January 5, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : “I’m pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one,” External link

boston Saturday, January 5, 2019 3:09:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "I'm pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one," External link

timesdaily Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "I'm pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one," External link

startribune Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

David Whelan said ( about Mark Karples ) : "I'm pretty sure that some of the people he knows through social media are probably Russian soldiers because there are a lot of Russian soldiers and he probably knows one," External link

kansas Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

David Whelan told : "The bad conduct discharge was news to us this week in the family. That was a surprise," External link

npr Friday, January 4, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He told us what we hoped to hear, which was that Paul was alive and well, considering the conditions — I mean, being held in a Russian jail," External link

npr Friday, January 4, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "I knew over the years he had met Russians," External link

click2houston Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : “He’s got a military background, he’s been in corporate security for years,” External link

mycentraloregon Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He's got a military background, he's been in corporate security for years," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He's got a military background, he's been in corporate security for years," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 3, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "He is doing well and able to give them a list of things he needed," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 3, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "He's got a military background, he's been in corporate security for years. He was former law enforcement. He was going to be very well aware of the risks of traveling in Russia," External link

ABCnews Thursday, January 3, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "I don't think there's any chance that he's a spy," External link

wcvb Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

David Whelan told : "I don't think there's any chance that he's a spy," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, January 3, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

David Whelan said : "He has friends in Russia, so that would be an extra draw, people he's met on social media, but I don't know that Russia was a particular place of return for him," External link

click2houston Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesman60.00%EN02/21/201721/02/2017
chief executive20.00%EN05/23/201623/05/2016
chairman20.00%EN06/09/200709/06/2007
Names Lang Count
David WhelanEN96.55%
David WhelanES3.45%