Paul Whelan is being wrongfully detained, and no government official of conscience should want him to suffer needlessly, as he is doing now.

The Whelan family is doing their best, but our voices alone won't make a difference. Please consider calling your federal and local government representatives (Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, MPs, Premiers, etc.) and letting them know that you are concerned about Paul Whelan, and want to know EXACTLY what is being done to get him out of Russia.

To contact the President of the United States:


The Embassies of the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland, have all managed to visit him, although the Russian Federation is making this as difficult as possible. The Embassies are concerned about his well-being and health, but keeping an eye on him--although welcome--isn't enough to get him out of this awful situation. This is a situation that could happen to any citizen traveling abroad, and we need to encourage the governments to work together on Paul Whelan's behalf.


UPDATE August 8, 2022 -

It is once again possible to send mail to Paul Whelan. This requires only a regular US first class stamp. Please send letters and cards only, no packages at this time. Thank you so much, he will be glad to hear news from you!

Paul N. Whelan
American Citizen Services Unit
Consular Section
5430 Moscow Place
Department of State
Washington, DC 20521-5430

If you would like to send a short message to Paul at the prison camp in Mordovia, Russia, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our parents are able to speak to him on occasion and will gladly convey your good wishes and support.

(Due to the Russia- Ukraine war and subsequent flight restrictions to Russia, and the USPS suspending service to Russia, we can no longer mail letters or packages directly to his prison address in Mordovia.)

  • Consider a Contribution to Paul Whelan's GoFundMe

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

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