A Norwegian court on Monday ordered a man in his fifties accused of spying for Russia to be detained for a month while awaiting trial.
The Norwegian citizen was accused of “sharing information with a Russian intelligence agent,” said Line Nyvoll Nygaard. “We believe this could seriously harm Norwegian interests,” he said during a press conference.
The prosecutor has stated that the suspect was arrested on Saturday in a restaurant in Oslo, the country’s capital, where he had met with a Russian intelligence agent. The arrest was made “without incident,” he claims.
“We believe that his work gave him access to information that was of great interest to other countries,” Nygaard told the NTB news agency.