Posts tagged as spying

Woman detained on suspicion of spying

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

An Estonian woman suspected of spying on the Estonian state has been detained. The woman, aged 41, has been detained by order of Harju County Court after the prosecutor’s office found reason to believe she had been engaged in counter-intelligence activities on behalf of a foreign state and in a manner detrimental to Estonia, investigative weekly Eesti Ekspress writes (link in Estonian). The woman, who is not a public figure nor civil…

Lithuanian accused of spying for Russia to be released

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Algirdas Paleckis, a former Lithuanian politician suspected of spying for Russia, will be released on bail after being held in solitary confinement since October 2018. The Lithuanian Court of Appeal on Monday annulled the decision of Šiauliai Regional Court in northern Lithuania to extend the detention of Paleckis for another two months, opting instead for less restrictive measures. He will have to pay a 50,000-euro bail, surrender identity documents, and…

Latvian citizen accused of attempt to recruit State Security Service official for spying

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The State Security Service (VDD) has asked the prosecutor’s office to launch criminal prosecution against a Latvian citizen for attempting to recruit a VDD official for spying for Russian special services, LETA learned from VDD. VDD calls on the prosecutor’s office to hold this person responsible for  illegal collecting of non-disclosable information for the purposes of transferring it or transferring thereof to a foreign state or foreign organisation, either directly…

Lithuania looks to extend detention of politician accused of spying for Russia

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Lithuania’s Prosecutor General’s Office has asked for the detention of Algirdas Paleckis, a Lithuanian politician suspected of spying for Russia, to be extended for another three months. Paleckis has been in custody since October 2018, with his detention regularly extended. The existing detention period expires on October 26 and The court is due to make a decision next week. An unidentified “network of persons” and Paleckis are suspected of having…

Estonian court jails former ISS employee for spying for Russia

Friday, October 4, 2019

A court in Estonia jailed Vladimir Kulikov, former employee of the Internal Security Service (ISS) arrested in March, for a period of five years for spying for Russia. The Tallinn-based Harju County Court issued the ruling in September and it has entered into force, the Office of the Prosecutor General told the Russian-language news portal of public broadcaster ERR. Kulikov was accused of engaging in relations against the Republic of Estonia…

Lithuanian appeal court opens case of two former troops convicted for spying for Russia

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Court of Appeal of Lithuania on Wednesday started hearing the case of two former troops found guilty of spying for Russia. The appeal was lodged by one of the convicts, asking the court for a softer punishment. “We are appealing that there was no organized group and the sentence should be reduced accordingly,” Adomas Liutvinskas, the lawyer for one of the convicts, told BNS Lithuania. In his words, if…

Lithuania: Coalition expansion talks completed, Vilnius University up in global rankings

Monday, June 24, 2019

Last week, four parliamentary parties continued coalition negotiations, two men were sentenced for spying for Russia, Government vowed to reduce shadow income in construction and car sale sectors. Coalition negotiators complete talks, fail to agree on child benefit Representatives of four parties in Lithuania, holding negotiations on a future ruling coalition, said on Thursday, June 20, they have completed their work, acknowledging, however, their failure to agree on the child…

Lithuanian prosecutor wants man accused of spying for Russia to be sentenced to 8 years

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Lithuania’s Prosecutor General’s Office wants a Lithuanian citizen, Roman Sesel, charged with spying for Russia, to be sentenced to eight years in prison for collecting information on NATO military ships, Lithuania’s oil and LNG terminal operator Klaipedos Nafta and other infrastructure. Under the existing laws in Lithuania, a person faces from three to 15 years in prison for spying. The prosecutor’s suggested term is close to the medium. “I believe…

Intelligence warns of China’s increasingly aggressive spying in Lithuania

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lithuania’s intelligence bodies on Tuesday warned of increasing activity by China’s intelligence and security services in the country. This marks the first time that Lithuania’s bodies have identified Chinese espionage as a threat to national security. “As Chinese economic and political ambitions grow in Lithuania and other NATO and EU countries, activities of the Chinese intelligence and security services become increasingly aggressive,” the State Security Department and the Second Investigation Department under the Defense…

Convicted spy Stilve gathered information about Aluksne army base

Monday, November 26, 2018

Jurijs Stilve, who was recently convicted of spying for Russia, had a lot of different tasks to perform, including taking photographs of a communications tower and oil product warehouses in the frontier area, describing their condition, finding out what soldiers were being trained for at the Infantry School in Aluksne, how many border guards worked at a local border checkpoint, and others, according to the investigative journalism center Re:Baltica. It…