Russian national held in Norway suspected of spying
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian national has been arrested in Norway on suspicion of spying after he attended a conference on strengthening cooperation between Europe's parliamentary administrations, his lawyer said Monday. Russia strongly denied the charges and demanded the release of the man it identified as Mikhail Bochkarev, a 51-year-old aide at the upper house of Russian parliament. Lawyer Hege Aakre told the Norwegian news agency NTB that her client, who wasn't identified, was being questioned by Norway's domestic intelligence agency, PST.
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