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Head of Foreign Intelligence of Denmark, Lars Finsen, Is in custody today for his involvement in a “high-secret” information leak broadcast by the public radio and television station DR. Two Danish intelligence services are located In the cycle of alleged corruption Since the arrest of four current and former employees in December, he has been charged with leaking top-secret information, a case that tarnishes the reputation of the country’s services abroad. Finsen is the only one in custody while the investigation continues. News broadcast by DR and other Danish media, while appearing in court today The ban on publishing the case was lifted. “I want the charges to be dropped and I admit my innocence,” a judge in Finzen told reporters at the hearing. Decided to extend his custody until February 4th, According to the Ritzau news agency. The prosecution declined to comment on the case and the case Reuters He could not immediately be reached for comment.

The case, which officials released with very little information, was recorded on camera, i.e. the exact fee and The nature of the leaked information has not been released.

The Danish Defense and Intelligence Service (PET) told Reuters today that all four Secret Service officers have been charged with violating an article of the Penal Code, including treason and “sending highly classified information.”

The most categorical information can be attributed to Denmark or the European Union or NATO member states “Serious or very serious damage” If changed, said.

The maximum penalty for such an offense 12 years in prison.

According to the public service broadcaster, this is Cited unnamed sources, The case revolves around the leak of confidential information to the Danish media.

In DR 2020, DR shared source data from the Danish Defense Intelligence Service cable information networks with the US National Security Agency, which means that the NSA can access the personal data and private conversations of Danish citizens.

Last year, several Danish media outlets reported on this Activities of the country’s secret services, Based on confidential information.

In a separate case, Finsen and four intelligence officials were acquitted in August 2020 after an independent investigative board charged him with gross misconduct. The allegations were dismissed by the commission of inquiry last month and the suspension lifted.

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