TASS: Moscow court sentences Norwegian citizen to 14 years in jail for spying against Russia
MOSCOW, April 16. /TASS/. The Moscow City Court found Norwegian citizen Frode Berg guilty of spying against Russia, sentencing him to 14 years in a maximum-security prison, a TASS correspondent reported from the courtroom on Tuesday.”The court finds defendant Frode Berg guilty of committing a crime under Article 276 of the Russian Criminal Court (“espionage”) and sentences him to 14 years behind bars in a maximum-security colony,” Judge Andrei Suvorov said.The court announced only an introductory and resolutive part of the verdict. The court proceeding on the case was held behind closed doors as the case contains secret files.
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*** Article 276. – Espionage Transfer, and also collection, theft, or keeping for the purpose of transfer to a foreign state, a foreign organization, or their representatives of information constituting a state secret, and also transfer or collection of other information under the order of a foreign intelligence service, to the detriment of the external security of the Russian Federation, if these deeds have been committed by a foreign national or a stateless person, shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term of 10 to 20 years. ***