Russia: Physicist Accused of Selling Secrets Is Paroled

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A Russian court on Tuesday ordered the parole of a physicist convicted of selling China secret information about satellites, in a case that rights activists called part of a crackdown on scientists working with foreigners. Valentin V. Danilov, left, sentenced in 2004 to 14 years in prison for treason, will be released next week because of health considerations and good behavior, a court spokeswoman said in statements carried by the Interfax news service. Mr. Danilov has denied that the information he sold to a Chinese company was secret and said his trial was politically motivated.

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This article originally appeared in The New York Times.


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