Russia Sentences Norwegian To 14 Years Over Espionage

Russia sentences Norwegian to 14 years over espionage

A Moscow court on Tuesday convicted a retired Norwegian border guard on spying charges and sentenced him to 14 years in prison

Moscow, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - APP - 16th Apr, 2019 ) :A Moscow court on Tuesday convicted a retired Norwegian border guard on spying charges and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.

Frode Berg, 63, was detained in Moscow in 2017 following a sting operation by Russia's FSB security service. Prosecutors accused him of spying on the country's nuclear submarines.

Judge Andrei Suvorov of the Moscow City Court found Berg guilty of espionage and jailed him for 14 years in a strict-regime penal colony.

A dejected, tired-looking Berg, dressed in a dark suit and white shirt, stood inside a glass cage as the judge read out the verdict in front of journalists.

It was the only time the trial was open to the media and many details of the case remain unclear.

Russian prosecutors accused Berg of spying on the country's nuclear submarines.

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