Moscow Court Excludes From Safronov's Warrant Claims He Cooperated With Czech Intelligence
Faizan Hashmi 19 days ago Thu 16th July 2020 | 05:40 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th July, 2020) The Moscow City Court ruled on Thursday to exclude from high treason suspect Ivan Safronov's arrest warrant the claims that he cooperated with the Czech intelligence.
"To exclude information that the accused person maintained long-term cooperation with a Czech intelligence staffer," judge Natalia Konovalova read out the ruling.
According to the Russian Federal Security Service, Safronov is suspected of handing classified information about Russia's defense sector to a special service of a NATO country. Safronov's legal defense said soon after his detention that he is suspected of passing information about Russia's arms deliveries to Africa to Czech special services, with the United States claimed to be the end recipient of the information.