The court of Vidzeme suburb of Riga on Friday, June 11, chose a measure of restraint for the deprived of immunity the deputy of the opposition Social Democratic Party “Consent” Janis Adamsons in the form of imprisonment. He is suspected of spying for Russia.
As LETA reports, the decision can be challenged in the Riga Regional Court. The very same criminal case was initiated under Part 1 of Art. 85 of the Criminal Code of Latvia “Espionage” with a term of imprisonment up to ten years with confiscation of property.
It is indicated that the court session lasted about two hours, and the politician himself was accompanied to and from the courtroom by officers of the State Security Service (SGB) of Latvia.
The fact that the Latvian authorities suspect Adamsons of espionage in favor of Russia became known the day before. Most parliamentarians of the country’s Diet voted to deprive Adamsons of parliamentary immunity.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Latvia asked the Diet for permission to search, arrest and take Adamson into custody.
Also on June 10, a man was arrested in Poland on charges of spying for Russia. The suspect worked in Poland, the European Union and other countries within the framework of “Russian propaganda and disinformation projects” aimed at weakening Poland’s positions in the EU and on the international arena, according to the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office.