Espionage-charged top manager of a state-owned company in Sweden facing custody

Photo: Claudio Bresciani / TT / NTB

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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1 Comment on "Espionage-charged top manager of a state-owned company in Sweden facing custody"

  1. Intriguing.

    Meanwhile … Norway Today … last Sunday the Russians for the first time destroyed a satellite – a nonoperational one of their own – which is an alarming and drastic escalation of the superpower confrontation in space. NATO’s Norwegian Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has now expressed his own alarm about this.

    And yesterday, Putin has said the West is ignoring the red lines Russia has drawn … brinking us on World War 3 with little or no civil defenses/sivillforsvars … and has asked for a satisfactory security agreement, presumably to replace Budapest which we broke with our 2014 Kiev coup … no “revolution” for 4 obvious reasons.

    That is, we’re on the brink of that “major war” with Russia which the West’s neocons – now back in power in the States and always in power in England and Brussels – think they/we want.

    … except with manpower-short Russia it will be a nuclear world war from the get-go … which our “national security” rice bowls choose to blithely, self-assuringly ignore.

    We’ve pushed it to the very 1914 and 1939 brink now, and that should be reported.

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