Alleged Norwegian spy to stay in Russian detention
MOSCOW, January 23 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has upheld detention of a citizen of Norway Frode Berg suspected by Russian authorities of espionage, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
Earlier, the Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow ordered detention of Berg until February 5, 2018.
According to media reports, the defendant was arrested when he received secret documents containing information on Russian navy. Allegedly these papers were given by Russian national Alexey Zhitnyuk, who was detained in December on suspicion of treason.
Berg has pleaded not guilty, his lawyer Ilya Novikov has told RAPSI.