the previous head of Denmark’s military intelligence provider Lars Findsen has been held in custody on suspicion of leaking highly categorized knowledge.
Findsen was once suspended remaining 12 months after best the Danish Security Intelligence Carrier (FE) from 2015 to 2020.
He used to be one in all the 4 current or former staff at Denmark’s intelligence agencies arrested in December.
On Monday, the Copenhagen District Courtroom lifted a media ban on picking Findsen as one among the suspects.
Findsen has been remanded in custody for one month after being arrested and has denied the allegations.
Precise information about the alleged leak of highly categorised data are yet to be found out via Danish authorities.
The scandal considerations the FE — answerable for defending Denmark against external threats — in addition as the family Danish Safety and Intelligence Carrier (PET).
Findsen was once also guilty of PET from 2002 to 2007 ahead of changing into head of the FE.
He stepped down from the intelligence service after he was once accused of illegal spying on Danish electorate, even supposing he used to be recently cleared via a commission.
The FIFTY TWO-12 months-vintage reportedly faces up to 12 years in jail if discovered accountable of disclosing “highly categorized knowledge”.
A custody listening to was hung on Monday behind closed doors in Copenhagen and prolonged Findsen’s detention until February FOUR.