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 local government representatives (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.

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.


Please feel free to write to Paul Whelan and show your support. He's happy to get cards and letters, although they can take some time to get through censorship at the prison and into his hands. However, he has very few opportunities to communicate in English and your letters can make a difference, keeping him in touch with the world outside the Mordovian prison camp in which he now finds himself.

What to write about:
Introduce yourself, tell him about your part of the country, what's happening locally, anything that keeps him up-to-date on life in general. He will be happy to hear from you!

You can write the address in either English or Russian, using this format. (A tip: if you write frequently, cut and paste this info and print it out on adhesive labels or print right onto an envelope!) Paul is often able to write back, but there can be weeks and months of delay by the prison in releasing his mail to the post office, so just keep sending mail rather than waiting for a response.

431161, Russia
Mordovia Republic
Zubovo-Polyanskiy Rayon
posyolok Ozernyi, St. Lesnaya 3
Whelan Paul


431161 Russia
Республика Мордовия
Зубово-Полянский район
п. Озерный, ул. Лесная, д. 3
Уилану Полу Николасу

  • Another Way to Help

    Please contribute to Paul's legal defense fund:
    Funds raised through GoFundMe for Paul Whelan are being used to support Paul during his time in the Mordovia prison camp (for example, for his prison fund which is used to buy things like supplies, stamps, and reasonable food), to pay his legal bills, and to get him back to the United States.
    Thank you for your donation.

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