Law 12:36 29/11/2022 Armenia

Armenian army officer charged with treason

The National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia has uncovered another case of high treason involving an Armenian army major.

In a statement on Tuesday, the law enforcement agency said the officer was recruited by foreign intelligence services in July 2021 and signed a cooperation agreement with them.

Being the chief of a department at a military unit, the man collected military secrets from February until November 2022 and passed classified information to foreign agents via mobile applications in return for $19,700.

Thus, he committed high treason, causing damage to Armenia's territorial integrity and security, the NSS said.

The officer has been charged with treason and remanded into pre-trial custody.

A preliminary probe is underway.



Source Panorama.am
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