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Dutch fighter pilot detained on suspicion of spying for Belarus - radio

RIA Novosti

08:43 29/04/2011 MOSCOW, April 29 (RIA Novosti) - Dutch Special Services have detained an F-16 fighter pilot from the country's Air Force on suspicion of spying for Belarus, Radio Netherlands Worldwide website reported on Friday.

The 37-year-old Dutch pilot is accused of passing state secrets to a foreign country.

According to DutchNews.nl, which cites Telegraaf daily, the pilot accused of spying for Belarus was "planning to do business" with a national from the ex-Soviet state.

The Dutch prosecutor's office declined to comment on the incident, citing "interests in the investigation in regard to the delicacy of the issue from a diplomatic point of view."

The pilot was detained on March 17 and military charges will be brought against him on June 9.



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