In Denmark, a 36-year-old Russian man was sentenced to three years in prison for spying for Russia. The decision was made by a unanimous trial court in Aalborg on Monday, May 10. Deutsche Welle reports citing the website of the Danish judiciary.
In addition, the Russian will be deported and banned from returning to Denmark.
According to a statement on the court's website, the convict had been for a number of years collecting “information from the Technical University of Denmark and a North Jutland company, respectively, and passed on this information to a Russian intelligence service, including for a fee.”
He was found guilty of violating section 108 (1) of the Criminal Code of Denmark.
The name of the convict is not disclosed, the court session was held behind closed doors. It is known that he is a chemical engineer by training, received a doctorate in the Danish Technical University. The Russian has been in custody since July 2020.
Before his arrest, the Russian-born scientist, who had lived in Denmark for 12 years, worked for SetEnergy in Aalborg. The company develops environmentally friendly fuel cells.
As it was reported earlier, Bulgarian security officials had charged six Bulgarians, including several senior officials in the defense ministry and in military intelligence, with espionage for Russia.