A suspected Russian spy recently uncovered in Germany is to be extradited to Great Britain. The Office of the Competent Public Prosecutor in Brandenburg an der Havel is currently investigating the same request, the authority announced on Friday. Initially, the magazine “Der Spiegel” reported on this.
An employee of the British Embassy in Berlin at the Federal Prosecutor’s Office was arrested in August on suspicion of spying for Russia. David S. is said to have handed over the documents to a Russian secret service for money. According to the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, the British national S is not a diplomat, but worked as a local employee at the embassy until his arrest.
According to the British Police, S. 57 years old. He is said to have sent documents at least once to a Secret Service representative, which he is said to have obtained through his professional activity. For this he is said to have received cash in an as yet undisclosed amount. His lawyer said according to “Spiegel” that S did not want to return to his country. He is silent on the allegations.
If the allegations are confirmed, S. He is one of many Russian spies who were recently discovered in Germany. Only in June did the Federal Prosecutor’s Office arrest a Russian employee of a German university on charges of spying for Moscow. Recently a German convicted of espionage in Berlin is said to have passed on Bundestag plans to Russia in 2017.
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