Russian court extends detention of alleged Norwegian spy until May 5
MOSCOW, February 2 (RAPSI) – The Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow has extended detention of Norwegian citizen, Frode Berg suspected by Russian authorities of espionage, until May 5, the press-service of the court has told RAPSI.
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.