Danish newspapers on Monday They revealed Lars Finsen, chairman of the National Intelligence Service, is one of the leaders in a major judicial inquiry Security Intelligence Service, Danish military spy agency. Finsen is accused of illegally spreading important information along with three other members of the intelligence service.
In this case – all the major Danish newspapers speak – however, very little information is in its delicious circulation. However, several Danish newspapers write that Finsen’s arrest was related A big scandal This affected Danish intelligence services between 2020 and 2021, which were found to have developed a very close relationship with the NSA, America’s leading national security agency. The report, for example, eavesdropped on the cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and, according to some journalists’ inquiries, shared important information gathered by Danish intelligence about some Danish people.
Finsen has been in jail since December 8, the day he was arrested along with four other members of Danish intelligence: only on Monday, when the court allowed him to make public his involvement in the investigation. Finsen is 57 years old and has long been one of the most important leaders in Danish intelligence: for the past twenty years he has been the head of police intelligence, the head of the ministry’s department and finally the head of military intelligence. Has been around since 2015.
There are not many details about the charges against him: it is only known that the magistrates of the police intelligence are accusing him of violating an article of the Penal Code which carries a maximum sentence of 12 years imprisonment for “spreading highly confidential information”. . Danish state TV DR In recent months, the police intelligence agency suspects the police intelligence agency called Finesen and His colleagues of the Journalist’s investigation into many aspects of the cooperation between Denmark intelligence agencies and the NSA. Danish intelligence.
Finesen’s case falls into the soft gray area between two frequently conflicting requirements: protection of national security, a specific transparency guaranteed by the state, despite operations within the limits permitted by law. The story also touches on other important issues such as the publication of sensitive information in the newspapers for national security and the violation of the privacy of private citizens by intelligence agencies.
Spokesman for Danish Police Intelligence He said Reuters Dissemination of highly classified information could have “serious or very serious consequences” for Denmark and the EU and NATO countries.
Finsen pleaded not guilty and told Danish reporters that the allegations against him were “absurd.” It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.