Expert: The indictment of Hjort could end up as a scumbag for the government


Dan already spectacular leak case, where FE chief Lars Findsen is imprisoned and charged with revealing state secrets, got a new and politically explosive dimension on Friday, after former Minister of Defense Claus Hjort Frederiksen (V) is now also accused of having revealed state secrets.

Lecturer Peter Viggo Jakobsen from the Defense Academy assesses, that the acquittal of five repatriated intelligence personnel may play a role. They were sent home in August 2020 by Minister of Defense Trine Bramsen, after the Danish Intelligence Service accused them of having wrongfully obtained and passed on “a significant amount of information about Danish citizens”. The five were acquitted in December by three national judges in an investigation, but a few days before Lars Findsen was arrested in the current case.


Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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