Estonian court jails woman over Chinese espionage charges

An Estonian court jailed a woman after it found her guilty of spying for China and conspiring against Tallinn.

The court found Gerli Mutso, 42, guilty of espionage activities on behalf of the People’s Republic of China, according to national broadcaster ERR. She had been charged with conspiring against the Republic of Estonia and participating in and supporting intelligence activities against Estonia.

She was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.

The court established that Mutso had collaborated with another Estonian citizen, who was sentenced last year to three years in prison for similar espionage charges but has since been released on parole.

During the trial, the court said there was evidence Mutso had knowingly and deliberately engaged in activities that would benefit the intelligence services of China and harm the interests of her home country. The court also found her guilty of a drug-related charge.

Source by [author_name]


2nd Tourist In 3 Days Is Gored By Bison At Yellowstone

It was the third attack in less than a...

AFL 2022 round 16 LIVE updates: Swans make strong start against Dons in Parker’s 250th

Swans chief executive Tom Harley has ruled out any...

Horoscopes for 02 July 2022 – Saturday

Are you prepared for the day? Do you know...

France learns parliamentary democracy the hard way

Paul Taylor, a contributing editor at POLITICO, writes the “Europe At Large” column.   PARIS — France is having to relearn parliamentary democracy, and initial...

Boris Johnson can’t (or won’t) do discipline

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Even after being accused of sexual assault on a drunken night out, it’s hard to get...

North Macedonia backs compromise plan with Bulgaria, opening the way for EU membership

The government of North Macedonia said it had backed a deal that would settle an ongoing row with Bulgaria, and which would open the...