Russian Detained In Oslo For Alleged Spying Sees Misunderstanding Lawyer


OSLOOSLO – A Russian citizen detained in Oslo on suspicion of illegal intelligence activities is a Russian state employee but has denied wrongdoing, seeing the matter as a “misunderstanding”, his Norwegian lawyer said on Monday.

The unidentified man was detained at Oslo airport before a flight out of the country on Friday, a day after attending a seminar on digitalization in Norway’s parliament.

Police told Reuters he would be held for an initial two weeks due to the risk of destruction of evidence.

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