The head of the Armed Forces’ Intelligence Service in Denmark charged with leaking classified information

Lars FindsenPhoto: Ida Guldbæk Arentsen / Ritzau Scanpix / NTB
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The head of the Armed Forces’ Intelligence Service in Denmark, Lars Findsen, has been imprisoned in a case related to the leak of classified information.

The information was revealed during a court hearing on Monday when previous restrictions on naming individuals in the case were lifted.

Findsen has led the Defense Intelligence Service (FE) for six years and is, according to Danmarks Radio, charged with leaking “highly classified information.” He has been in custody since December 9.

Three other current and former employees of the FE and the Danish Surveillance Police (PET) were also arrested and charged in the case. Only Findsen is in custody.

According to Danmarks Radio, the case is related to the leak of classified information to the Danish media. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "The head of the Armed Forces’ Intelligence Service in Denmark charged with leaking classified information"

  1. According to Bloomberg, Findsen was already implicated in a surveillance scandal, but this is about unauthorizedly leaking Danish intelligence – surveillance info? – to us, the U.S.

    And he has described the charges as being “insane.”

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