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Denmark set to charge ex-defence minister for leaking state secrets

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Denmark's justice ministry says it has received a recommendation from the attorney general to prosecute Claus Hjort Frederiksen for treason. The former defense minister faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted of disclosing highly classified information. He has previously suggested the charges could be connected to comments he made about the secret surveillance agreement between the Danish government and the US National Security Agency.
5 months ago·Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark set to charge ex-defence minister for leaking state secrets

COPENHAGEN -Denmark's public prosecutor is set to formally charge former defence minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen for leaking highly classified state secrets, the justice ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Parliament will now have to discuss whether to remove Frederiksen's parliamentary immunity, a protection against legal prosecution granted to Danish lawmakers. Frederiksen,

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Denmark seeks to charge former defence minister with disclosing secrets

Top prosecuting office says Claus Hjort Frederiksen shared ‘highly classified information’Denmark’s top prosecuting authority is to seek to have a former defence minister’s parliamentary immunity lifted so he can be charged with illegally disclosing “highly classified information”.

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Danish prosecutors seek to charge former defense minister

Denmark’s top prosecuting authority says it is seeking to have a former defense minister’s parliamentary immunity lifted so he can be charged with illegally disclosing “highly classified information.”

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Danish prosecutors seek to charge former defense minister

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s top prosecuting authority said Thursday that it would seek to have a former defense minister's parliamentary immunity lifted so he could be charged with illegally

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Denmark to charge ex-defence minister with leaking state secrets

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) -Denmark's public prosecutor is set to formally charge former defence minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen with leaking highly classified state secrets, the justice ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Read full story

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Denmark set to charge ex-defense minister for leaking state secrets

Denmark's public prosecutor is set to formally charge former defense minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen for leaking highly classified state secrets, the justice ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

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