Three people jailed for spying in Denmark

Three men charged with spying for Saudi Arabia, in Denmark, is remanded in custody until 27. February. Up to 13. February they must sit in isolation. It has

Three people jailed for spying in Denmark

Three men charged with spying for Saudi Arabia, in Denmark, is remanded in custody until 27. February. Up to 13. February they must sit in isolation. It has

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
04 February 2020 Tuesday 22:00
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Three people jailed for spying in Denmark

Three men charged with spying for Saudi Arabia, in Denmark, is remanded in custody until 27. February.

Up to 13. February they must sit in isolation.

It has a judge in the Court of Roskilde decided after a several-hour-long hearing, which is covered by a huge police presence with several kampklædte cops.

The three are suspected of from 2012 to 2018 to have the makings of a saudi intelligence service to work within the Danish state.

It must have happened, since the total information on individuals and companies in both Denmark and abroad, and since transmitted them to a saudi intelligence service.

The three men are senior members of the ASMLA, which stands for the group of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz, the iranian government accused of having been behind attacks on the iranian military.

During the hearing, could the audience and the press to hear only the charges, and that the three men refused guilty in mistankerne.

This is due to there were closed doors, under the rest of the grundlovsforhøret.

It required the prosecutor with regard to investigations, which are not allowed to come out. In addition, there is a threat against the accused, and it will bring some of those who have been spied on, in danger, if the information comes out.

Two of the accused men are both grey-haired and wearing blue checked shirts. Since the start of the hearing, sit quietly in the middle of the courtroom on either side of an interpreter.

The last man, wearing a grey knitwear, sitting while in the one side of the room.


the Men are also accused of having approved a terrorist attack in Iran, which happened in september 2018, which they also refuse. However, they are only in prison because of the charges of espionage – and not the consent of the terror.

In connection with the investigation of the charge was their home ransacked, and it is on the basis that they have now been charged with espionage.

It is previously come forward, that there has been a threat against one of the members from ASMLA. Thus, the feared PET in september 2018, a leader of the ASMLA should be killed in Ringsted.

It led to a major police operation, where the roads and ports were blocked, and several thousand people were affected. However, it turned out that a suspicious car had nothing to do with it.

During Tuesday's court hearing told the one defending one of the accused men have been under PET's protection to the september 2019.

A Norwegian-iranian man was after the action was arrested and charged with having helped to prepare an assassination attempt, which was directed against the eksiliranere, who lived in Ringsted.

in Addition, he must have assisted a foreign intelligence service.

the Police have also directed suspicion against a føringsofficer in an iranian intelligence service, also accused of espionage and of having contributed to the assassination attempt.

He is in prison in absentia. It means that the police have not yet arrested him.

Updated: 04.02.2020 22:00
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