Denmark police reported on the arrest of three men who reportedly spied for Saudi Arabia. As AP News said, all three men are members of an Iranian separatist group, the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz.
The three members of the London-based group were arrested Monday in Ringsted, near Copenhagen, for the suspected spying. As police said, since 2012, three separatists were spying of people and companies for Saudi Arabia.
Their illegal activity led to the court hearing. On Tuesday, all three spies have appeared before the nearby Roskilde City Court where judge John Larsen has ordered the hearing held behind closed doors. The details of the investigation are sensitive, meaning none of them will be made public.
Unde danish law, all three men are facing preliminary charges of espionage under a milder paragraph that could give them up to six years in jail.
On Monday, the Saudi ambassador to Denmark, Fahad bin Maayouf Al Ruwaily, was summoned to the Danish foreign ministry.
For EU police, the week is very busy but fruitful. On Monday, another man was arrested in the Netherlands — the historic Dutch city of Delft — for allegedly plotting one or more terror attacks in Iran and for membership of a terrorist organization.