The court in Moscow arrested a suspect in the espionage the citizen of a foreign state
MOSCOW, June 19. /TASS/. Lefortovo court of Moscow sanctioned the arrest of a citizen of a foreign state Karina Tsurkan, suspected of espionage, said Tuesday TASS in court.
“The court has satisfied the petition of the investigating authorities and chose against Karina Tsurkan’s V. a measure of restraint in form of detention for a term until August 13”, — said the representative of the court, refusing further comment due to the fact that the case is marked “confidential”.
According to her, advocates filed a complaint against the arrest Turcan, “but the date of consideration in Moscow city court is not appointed”.
Turcan is charged with article 276 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Espionage”). The maximum punishment — till 20 years of imprisonment.
According to the criminal code, the article on charged with espionage in Russia only to foreign nationals. If espionage is accused of being the citizen of the Russian Federation, he was charged with the article of treason.