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Denmark’s spy chief imprisoned for allegedly leaking classified information

Lars Findsen, the head of Denmark’s foreign intelligence service, was named as one of four people arrested in December over leaks of classified information. His name was made public after a court in Copenhagen lifted an order that prevented his identity from being revealed.

Findsen was arrested on December 9 after what the Danish Security and Intelligence Service, the country’s national intelligence service also known as PET, said was “a long investigation of leaks” within intelligence services, according to a statement from the country’s intelligence unit. The trial is currently ongoing, the statement said.

At the time of Findsen’s arrest in December, the intelligence service said that the four arrested people were both current and former PET employees and employees of the Danish Defence Intelligence Service (DDIS). Findsen has been the head of the DDIS since 2015.

Before that, he…

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