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Russian convicted of treason in sleeper agent case

A former senior Russian intelligence officer, Alexander Poteyev, has been found guilty of betraying the names of 10 Russian sleeper agents.

A Moscow court convicted Mr Poteyev in absentia of treason and desertion, sentencing him to 25 years in jail.

He left Russia shortly before the sleeper agents were arrested a year ago and he is now believed to be in the United States.

Jonathan Josephs reports.

  • 28 Jun 2011
  • From the section Europe
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