( CNN) A United States person and also company safety supervisor restrained in Russia on complaints of snoopingis a retired Marine that remained in Moscow for a wedding celebration, his double bro claimed Tuesday.

PaulWhelan, 48, of Novi, Michigan, was jailed Friday in Moscow on uncertainty of to be taken on by an act of reconnaissance, Russia's Federal Security Service( FSB) has actually claimed. His family members repudiates the complaint.

“Weare deeply worried for his security and also wellness. His virtue is unquestionable and also we rely on that his legal rights will certainly be valued,” Whelan's bro, David Whelan, claimed in a declaration launched Tuesday to CNN.