Moscow City Court sentenced a Russian citizen of Estonian descent, who had been found guilty of espionage for British and Estonian secret services, to seven years in prison with confiscation of property, this RIA Novosti correspondent was told at the PR Centre of the Russian Federal Security Service. The convict was arrested in March 2000 as he was trying to leave the country to meet with a British intelligence officer. He was charged with state treason. The investigation proved that he had collected and transferred classified information, including state secrets, in exchange for money. His spying activities are also linked with secret services of Estonia.
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