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Polish citizen accused of espionage sentenced to 14 years in Russian jail

Source : 112 Ukraine

Marian Radzajewski could gather information, which is the state secret of the Russian Federation and pass it abroad
17:58, 25 June 2019

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Moscow City Court sentenced citizen of Poland Marian Radzajewski to 14 years in hard labor colony for the espionage on the territory of Russia, as press service of the court reported.

The court decided that Radzajewski could gather information, which is the state secret of the Russian Federation and pass it abroad. This information could be used against the state security of Russia. The FSB reported that Radzajewski tried to get access to the information about the composition of the S-300 missile complex.

Marian Radzajewski was convicted due to the espionage and it provides 14 years of the imprisonment.

Related: In Russia Ukrainian was imprisoned for espionage

The trial was closed as the materials of the case contained the elements of the state secret.

According to Interfax, Radzajewski did not plead guilty. His lawyer Yulia Sorina has stated that she does not agree on the qualification of the accusation and the verdict would be appealed.

The case against Radzajewski started in April 2018. Then the court of Moscow arrested the Polish citizen.

Paul Whelan was detained in Moscow on December 28, 2018. He is accused of espionage but he denies all charges. However, if the court finds him guilty, he will face up to 20 years in prison.

Related: Polish army officer sentenced to six years in espionage case: Radio Poland

Later Russian authorities rejected Britain’s suggestion that it might use the ex-U.S. Marine detained in Moscow on espionage charges as a pawn in the diplomatic game.  Besides, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia stated that the news on discussions about a possible spy swap with former U.S. marine Paul Whelan is fake.

 

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