The head of the Armed Forces’ Intelligence Service in Denmark, Lars Findsen, has been imprisoned in a leak case.
It reports Danish TV 2.
During a court hearing on Monday, a previous name ban in the case was lifted.
Findsen has been in custody since 9 December and has been released from service since August 2020 after an audit publicly criticized the Armed Forces’ Intelligence Service for spying on Danish citizens unjustifiably.
He was secretly charged with leaking secret information and highly classified information that could damage Denmark’s security or relations with other powers.
It is not clear who the information was leaked to.
“The fact that Denmark’s chief of the Armed Forces’ Intelligence Service has been imprisoned for a month, while a case of leaks from intelligence services has been investigated, is a bomb in the spy service’s work and reputation, potentially harmful to the nation and never seen before,” the channel writes.
Three other current and former employees of FE and the Danish Surveillance Police (PET) were also arrested and charged in the case. Only Findsen is in custody.