Danish high court upholds conviction of Russian citizen in spy case

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A Danish high court on Wednesday upheld a three-year prison sentence and deportation from Denmark for espionage given to a Russian citizen for providing information about Danish energy technology to Russia, Ritzau news agency reported.

It was not yet clear if the Russian, whose name, age and gender was not released, would take an appeal to Denmark's Supreme Court.

The charges https://www.reuters.com/article/denmark-security-russia-idUSKBN28J10E, when they were brought forward in December 2020, prompted a strongly worded response from Moscow with the Foreign Ministry characterized the arrest and investigation as "anti-Russian hysteria on the part of Copenhagen".

(Reporting by Stine Jacobsen and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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