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Former Danish Defense Minister Suspected of Revealing State Secrets

Claus Hjort Frederiksen previously confirmed that Denmark and the United States are working together to get information from data cables.

– I can confirm that I have been notified of a suspicion under Article 109 of the Criminal Code of violating the limits of my freedom of expression. I, as a Member of Parliament, have spoken on a political issue, and I have nothing to add for the time being.

– But I could never have dreamed of doing something that would harm the interests of Denmark or Denmark, says Klaus Hjort Frederiksen in a press release.

according to Information for Radio Danmarks Klaus Hegoert Frederiksen appointed a defense attorney earlier this week.

Penalty for revealing state secrets Imprisonment for up to 12 years if not negligent. Then the penalty is up to 3 years in prison.

The former head of the military intelligence service, Lars Vindsen, is already suspected of treason. According to Danish media, the issues may be related to each other and related to interviews that Hjort Frederiksen and Vindsen gave to the media.

Klaus Hjort Frederiksen was the Danish Minister of Defense in 2015-2019. He recently announced that he will not run for re-election to the Folketing. The Danish Ministry of Defense does not want to comment on the suspicions against him.

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