Belgium extradited a Chinese intelligence officer to the United States after an Ohio court had indicted the operative on charges of "economic espionage involving theft of trade secrets from leading U.S. aviation companies." Belgian authorities arrested Xu Yanjun, a deputy division director of the Sixth Bureau of China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) in Jiangsu, on April 1 in Brussels, based on an arrest warrant issued in connection with a U.S. criminal complaint. Once Belgian authorities extradited Xu to the United States on Oct. 10, American authorities unsealed the indictment and the initial criminal complaint
Officials in the Czech Republic have announced that the country’s spy agency headed an operation in several countries, aimed at neutralizing a cyberespionage network operated by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Early last week, the Security Information Service (BIS), the primary domestic national intelligence agency of the Czech Republic, issued a short statement saying that it “played a big part in helping to identify and disconnect Hezbollah servers in the Czech Republic, other EU member states and the US”.
A soldier has been arrested from the Cantonment area of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on charges of passing on military information to Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI, an official said on Wednesday.
According to media reports, the accused was passing on “confidential and vital information” related to the Western Command. He used end-to-end encrypted messages on WhatsApp to spy.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has charged a British Ph.D. student with “spying,” five months after he was detained and reportedly held in solitary confinement in the Persian Gulf Arab country.
Norwegian national Frode Berg, charged with espionage in Russia, may be exchanged for Mikhail Bochkarev, a Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) offilain recently detained in Norway on similar charges, Berg’s defense attorney Ilya Novikov told TASS on Wednesday.
An Israeli-born rabbi serving as the chief rabbi for the Jewish community in Siberia is facing deportation, after apparently being accused of espionage.