A case of submarine spy postponed

A Russian court has decided to postpone till January 9 a hearing of an espionage case against staff member of the USA and Canada Institute in Moscow Igor Sutyagin. According to RIA Novosti news agency, the researcher asked the court to introduce a new lawyer. Sutyagin was accused of spying for the United States and UK. Prosecutors say he collected and handed over materials on Russian nuclear submarines of new generation. Sutyagin graduated in physics from Moscow University in 1988. Sutyagin was arrested in October 1999 in Obninsk. He faces 20 years in prison if convicted, Lenta.ru reports. According to investigators, Sutyagin was recruited by U.S. intelligence agents in England during a scientific conference in 1998.