MOSCOW, April 14 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Wednesday sentenced a former assistant of the RF Presidential Envoy in the Ural Federal District Alexander Vorobyev to 12.5 years in high-security penal colony for treason, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

After release the convict’s liberty will be restricted for 2 years. Vorobyev was also divested of his rank of the Full State Counsellor 3rd Class of the Russian Federation.

Earlier, a prosecutor demanded 13 years behind bars for the defendant and a fine.

The case was heard behind closed doors as it contained classified materials.