Two brothers have been charged with “aggravated espionage” in Sweden between 2011 and 2021. One of them has worked in both the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) and the Armed Forces and has been requested to be remanded in custody on Friday.
SVT states that the men are brothers, while the prosecution will not comment on the relationship between the two men. Both are suspected of aggravated espionage between March 2011 and September 2021.
Worked in Säpo and Swedish intelligence
The case became known in September when a top manager of a state-owned company was arrested. The man, who is in his 40s, has previously been employed by both the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) and the Swedish Armed Forces. According to the newspaper Dagens Nyheter, he has also worked in the Swedish intelligence service.
The charges against the man have changed several times since the arrest. He was first accused of espionage between 2011 and 2015. This was later changed to misuse of secret information.
Now the suspicion against the man has been strengthened, and he is accused of aggravated espionage between 2011 and 2021.
Denies having done anything illegal
“One person was arrested on Tuesday. The other person has been in custody since September 23, charged with misuse of secret information.
“The prosecutor is now requesting that he be remanded in custody for aggravated espionage,” the prosecuting authority stated in a press release.
The man denies the allegations.
“My client still denies having committed any offenses. Beyond that, I cannot say much,” the man’s defense lawyer Anton Strand told TT.
The other man was arrested in central Sweden this week and was requested to be remanded in custody on Thursday.
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