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    Russian National Accused of Treason Arrested Until April 2015

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    Gennady Kravtsov was arrested back in May for providing sensitive state information to a foreign country. His detention period was extended until the end of March, 2015.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A Russian national accused of treason, whose spy activities were reported by media earlier on Friday, was arrested back in May 2014, Yulia Skotnikova, a press secretary at Moscow's Lefortovo Court, told RIA Novosti.

    Friday media reports suggested that Gennady Kravtsov was arrested for providing sensitive state information to a foreign country.

    "Kravtsov, accused [of treason], was arrested on May 27, 2014. Later on, his detention period was extended until March 27, 2015," Skotnikova said.

    She noted that no more information on the case could be given as all related materials were classified.

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