Former Russian intelligence officer convicted of treason leaves prison
MOSCOW, May 26 (RAPSI) - Gennady Kravtsov, a former employee at Russia’s GRU military intelligence service convicted of passing secrets abroad, on Tuesday was released from prison in Russia’s Republic of Mordovia, his lawyer Ivan Pavlov told RAPSI.
Kravtsov was found guilty of treason and sentenced to 14 years in prison in September 2015. Later, the Supreme Court of Russia reduced his sentence to 6 years. In October 2018, he was denied parole.
Kravtsov’s case was classified and heard behind closed doors, so that no information leaked to the press. However, the media found out that Kravtsov, who worked as an engineer after his resignation from the GRU, sent his CV to apply for a position at a Swedish company.
The former intelligence officer pleaded not guilty. Investigators admitted that the defendant did not receive any payment from the Swedes.