Three leading members of the group ASMLA is on Monday been arrested and charged with espionage in Denmark from 2012-2018 for the benefit of Saudi Arabia.
It informs the PET manager, Finn Borch Andersen at a news conference.
The three men are already charged to have hailed the terrorist act in Iran in september 2018. They were charged in november 2018, and in the context of their place of residence and a tv station in Ringsted searched.
- We have since the searches completed a very extensive intelligence and investigative work in cooperation with the Middle - and West zealand Police.
- It has led to the fact that the three leading members of the ASMLA today has been arrested and charged with espionage. It is PET's opinion that the three persons in the period from 2012 to 2018 has spied for a saudi-arabian intelligence service, says the intr) to acquire Borch Andersen.
ASMLA stands for the group of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Libération of Ahwaz by the iranian government accused of having been behind attacks on the iranian military.
PET feared, last autumn, to a leader of ASMLA should be killed in Ringsted. ASMLA fighting for an independent state in south-western Iran around the city of Ahwaz.
According to the iranian regime is ASMLA a terrorist organisation.
When it failed for the cops to stop a fast Volvo in zealand 28. september, considered PET, that car had nothing to do with the fact that an ambush was in the offing.
Why did it open the police in a big action. Officers blocked roads and ports, and several thousand people were affected.
the Men have therefore been protected by PET, because there have been threats against the iranians come from Iran. PET thus has protected the suspects of espionage, while according to the charges, must have completed the spying.
- We are committed to protect people who are exposed to a threat, says Finn Borch Andersen.
- It is our lot to do both, he says.
At the press conference tells Finn Borch also, there is raised a new charge against a føringsofficer in an iranian intelligence service in the case of the alleged attempt to kill a eksiliraner in Ringsted.
Føringsofficeren is Monday, have been remanded in custody in absentia at a court hearing in the Court of Roskilde. It means that he was not present and thus can now be called for internationally.
He is charged with espionage and attempted manslaughter.
In advance is a 40-year-old man accused of having helped to prepare an assassination attempt.
Among other things, he must have photographed a residential area. In addition, the similarity of the he to have assisted a foreign intelligence service on Danish soil. The man refuses to commit.
He has been imprisoned for nearly a year. On the basis of a Danish period of imprisonment, he was apprehended in Göteborg, 21. October.