Latvian court doubles prison term regarding pensioner accused of spying for Russia
The railway worker allegedly forwarded the Russian Federation videos of the movements of NATO troops.
The Zemgale District Court of Latvia sentenced pensioner Oleg Krasnoperov to 3.2 years in prison for spying for Russia. In the first instance, the defendant received half as much, but appealed the verdict, the news agency LETA reported.
Krasnoperov worked at the Latvian Railway. Police officers detained him in the fall of 2016. According to the investigators, from October 21, 2015 to September 23, 2016, the pensioner forwarded the Russian special services records of surveillance cameras with the movements of NATO troops.
In May 2018, the same court sentenced Krasnoperov to 1.5 years in prison, 60 hours of compulsory labor and probation supervision for a year and six months. Both the defense and the prosecution appealed the verdict.