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