MOSCOW, November 8. /TASS/. Moscow’s Lefortovo District Court arrested a Russian citizen on charges of high treason, a source with the judiciary told TASS on Tuesday.
"Based on the November 7 decree by Moscow’s Lefortovo court concerning G. K. Verdiyan, suspected of committing a crime under Article 275 of the Russian Criminal Code ("High treason" - TASS), detention was selected as a restrictive measure," the source said.
These charges stipulate prison terms anywhere from 12 to 20 years. According to Russian law, high treason involves espionage, revealing state secrets to a foreign government or an international or foreign organization as well as providing any aid to another country in activities directed against Russia’s security.
The case is classified as "top secret" and the factual charges are unknown.