2 Swedish men charged with spying for Russia go on trial – DW – 11/25/2022

Two Swedish men accused of spying for Russia went on trial on Friday.

The men, Peyman K., who is 42 years old, and his brother, Payam K., who is 35 years old, appeared before the Stockholm District Court Friday.

They face charges of having “jointly” passed information to Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, for a decade between 2011 and 2021, according to the charge sheet.

The two are alleged to have acquired data through jobs with Sweden’s domestic security service, or SAPO, and the country’s armed forces. The data originates from several authorities within the Swedish security service. 

Swedish broadcaster SVT quoted an intelligence expert as explaining that the case appeared to be one of the most damaging cases of espionage because the men compiled a list of all…

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