An Iranian citizen was sentenced to 11 years in prison for spying in Ukraine

Гражданин Ирана получил 11 лет тюрьмы за шпионаж в Украине

The court supported the position of the prosecution against the Iranian

Foreign graduate student in Kharkov tried to obtain information containing a state secret.

Ordzhonikidzevskiy district court of Kharkiv sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment of the citizen of Iran for espionage. It is reported by the Kharkiv regional Prosecutor’s office on Tuesday, June 26.

As told in the Supervisory Agency, information about 30-year-old graduate student at a University in Kharkov came to SBU in August 2016.

“According to operational data, the foreign student meets with staff member academic institutions, one of the areas which are studies in the military sphere. During the meetings he tried to elicit information containing a state secret. In the end, the alien agreed with the researcher that the latter will sell him certain scientific work”, – stated in the message.

However, researcher reported that the commercial proposal of the Ukrainian security services. When selling a supposedly scientific work post-graduate student was arrested.

“The guilt of the accused is not admitted, however, collected at the stage of pre-trial investigation the evidence was sufficient to convict”, – noted in Prosecutor’s office.

Earlier in DND announced the arrest of “the presidential elections” from Jordan. He was allegedly recruited by the special services of Ukraine for espionage and preparation of attempt at the so-called “Deputy commander of the operational command of DNR” Edward Basurin.

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