Poland charges pair suspected of spying for China

Prosecutors in Poland have charged two men suspected of spying for China, public broadcaster TVP Info has reported.

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The pair are a former officer for Poland’s Internal Security Agency (ABW) and a Chinese national who is suspected of being an officer with his country’s intelligence service, according to TVP Info’s website.

The Polish suspect, named only as “Piotr D.”, has been accused of passing on confidential and secret information in exchange for cash, gifts and attractive trips, according to the tvp.info website.

The Chinese man, identified as “Weijing W.,” was a director at the Polish subsidiary of Chinese telecommunications multinational Huawei when detained at the start of last year by Poland’s Internal Security Agency, tvp.info reported.

According to Stanisław Żaryn, spokesman for Poland’s security services chief, the two men “carried out espionage activities against the interests of the Republic of Poland.”https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1329372596777967616&lang=en&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.polskieradio.pl%2F395%2F7785%2FArtykul%2F2623458%2CPoland-charges-pair-suspected-of-spying-for-China&siteScreenName=PolskieRadiopl1&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px

The pair could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted, Żaryn said in a statement.

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Source: tvp.info.pl, gov.pl

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