( CNN) An attorney for PaulWhelan, a United States citizencharged in Russia with reconnaissance, stated Thursday he has actually submitted a charm in court versus Whelan's apprehension without bond, which he called extreme as well as baseless.

Whelan, 48, a Michigan homeowner as well as business safety and security supervisor, was detained December 28 in Moscow on skepticism of performing an act of reconnaissance, Russia has actually stated. His family members repudiates the allegation, insisting that he remained in Russia just for a holiday.

TheRussian federal government introduced the apprehension Monday however has actually not formally launched more information regarding the details complaints versusWhelan

Brotherpeople resident restrained in Russia talks with CNN