Norway’s security police on Saturday, August 15, detained a Norwegian citizen in Oslo and pressed espionage charges. The man is being accused of handing to a foreign power sensitive information that could harm national interests, Norwegian Police Department says.
The indictment is based on meetings the suspect had with Russian intelligence officers, according to a Norwegian police officer.
The suspect has denied the accusation, his lawyer said.
“The man is accused of having handed information to a foreign state that could harm basic national interests,” the Norwegian Police Security Service said in a post on Twitter earlier on Monday.