Briton risks extradition to his country on suspicion of spying for Moscow

David S, who works as a guard at the embassy’s gate, is accused of giving information about the United Kingdom and Germany.

An employee of the United Kingdom embassy in Berlin who is suspected of spying for the benefit of Russia is threatened with extradition to her country of origin, AFP learned from a judicial source on Friday (December 3).

An extradition request issued by London is currently under consideration by the Brandenburg-sur-Havel prosecutor’s office, the latter confirmed to AFP, confirming information from the weekly Mirror,

Prosecutors suspect this British national David S., who was employed as a guard at the gate of the embassy, ​​at the latest since November 2020, of transmitting information to a Russian intelligence service. information, transmitted against cash payments, mainly relating to Great Britain and, rarely, Germany, according to Mirror, which specifies that the suspect is opposing his extradition. Germany announced his arrest on 11 August following a joint investigation by the British and German services.

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a new case of espionage

The case adds to a number of other cases in which British and German officials have accused Russia and its intelligence services. In Germany, cases of espionage in which the Kremlin has been attributed responsibility are legion. In late June, a Russian scientist working at a German university and suspected of spying on behalf of Moscow was arrested.

But it is above all an attempt to poison rival Alexis Navalny last August, for which Moscow has been blamed by the West, which has contributed most to the poisoning of German-Russian relations. In a coma, Alexis Navalny was immediately transferred to a Berlin hospital and German doctors diagnosed poisoning with a Novichok-type substance.

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Several Russian diplomats have been expelled from Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Austria, France and even the Czech Republic on charges of espionage in recent months. Each time, Moscow reacted symmetrically, condemning the baseless allegations and “rusophobes,

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