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Trial over "Russian spy" nears completion in Latvia

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For almost two years now, a trial has been going on in Riga against a former employee of the Latvian Interior Ministry, Oleg Burak. He is accused of espionage in the interests of the Russian Federation.


The prosecutor's office is petitioning for the punishment of Oleg Burak in the form of imprisonment for 15 years. The defense believes that the defendant should be acquitted. The court is due to deliver its verdict on August 14 The details of the process are unknown, as it is a closed format for reasons of secrecy.

The retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Latvia, Oleg Burak, was arrested by the State Security Service (SGB) at the end of 2018. Since then he has been in the Riga Central Prison.

Human rights activist Vladimir Linderman suggests that the investigation has serious problems with the evidence base, so it uses dirty methods to get the officer to confess to the crimes he has not committed.

For example, he was sent a fake threatening note on behalf of the prison authorities. Also, with a demonstrative and unnecessary use of force, the accused's girlfriend, who was a witness in the case, was brought in for interrogation. They also threatened his disabled son with criminal prosecution. The purpose of the pressure on Burak and people close to him was the desire to force the officer to incriminate himself.

According to Linderman, the actions of the accused contradicted the status of a "spy" attributed to him. Burak never hid his pro-Russian views and sympathy for Russia. He even contributed money to the fund of the ZaPCHEL party, which is now called the Russian Union of Latvia. In addition, he exposed corruption schemes in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. More ridiculous behavior for a "Russian spy" is hard to imagine. For complete self-exposure, Linderman believes, it was not enough just to hang a portrait of Putin in his office.

It seems that Burak turned out to be a "tough nut to crack", which the Latvian special services, having no evidence of his illegal activities, cannot in any way split. Because of his "intractability", the fight against "Russian spies" in Latvia has somehow calmed down.
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  1. iouris
    iouris 11 August 2020 14: 28 New
    +2
    What is the role of the Russian Foreign Ministry in this matter?
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 11 August 2020 15: 09 New
      +2
      Quote: iouris
      Trial over "Russian spy" nears completion in Latvia
      And how can it play in the internal affairs of a sovereign country? belay Yes, man, we sympathize. recourse These are Russian-speaking citizens of Latvia, they can go to pickets. request
      1. cniza
        cniza 11 August 2020 20: 45 New
        0
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        And how can it play in the internal affairs of a sovereign country?


        Do you really believe that?
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 11 August 2020 23: 55 New
      0
      Quote: iouris
      What is the role of the Russian Foreign Ministry in this matter?

      What does the Russian Foreign Ministry have to do with a citizen of Latvia?
    3. Victor67
      Victor67 12 August 2020 12: 40 New
      0
      What role should you play? There they sew a case for a LATVIAN citizen. Or should the Foreign Ministry admit that he is a Russian spy and express concern?
  2. Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 11 August 2020 14: 30 New
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    Hold on, Oleg.
    he received a fake threatening note on behalf of the prison authorities. Also, with a demonstrative and unnecessary use of force, a friend of the accused, who was a witness in the case, was brought for interrogation. They also threatened his disabled son with criminal prosecution.

    The Balts were fascists and remained.
    1. Shilka
      Shilka 11 August 2020 15: 48 New
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      Quote: Ragnar lodbrok
      The Balts were fascists and remained.

      Definitely, no matter how much you feed the wolf, it still strives to grab onto the throat ..
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt 11 August 2020 16: 51 New
        +4
        Quote: Shilka
        how many wolf do not feed, but he still strives to grab the throat

        They would be wolves, but just jackals, ready to serve anyone, if only against the Russians. Although Russia, spoon-fed them all their life. Well, thanks, this is not a Baltic feature.
        1. Shilka
          Shilka 11 August 2020 17: 16 New
          +5
          Quote: orionvitt
          They would be wolves, but just jackals, ready to serve anyone, if only against the Russians. Although Russia, spoon-fed them all their life. Well, thanks, this is not a Baltic feature.

          They are waiting for the occupation of Russia, then they will come off in full .. They have a lot of experience.
    2. da Vinci
      da Vinci 11 August 2020 19: 29 New
      +4
      Remind them of Theodore Ivanovich Nett.
  3. Observer2014
    Observer2014 11 August 2020 14: 33 New
    -3
    According to Linderman, the actions of the accused contradicted the status of a "spy" attributed to him. Burak never hid his pro-Russian views and sympathy for Russia. He even contributed money to the fund of the ZaPCHEL party, which is now called the Russian Union of Latvia. In addition, he exposed corruption schemes in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. More ridiculous behavior for a "Russian spy" is hard to imagine. For complete self-exposure, Linderman believes, it was not enough just to hang a portrait of Putin in his office.
    Apparently, they also have enough of their own "miha-nos" in Latvia laughing Oleg Burak still had to register for a full set for VO, for a full set of a Russian spy.
    1. thinker
      thinker 11 August 2020 15: 59 New
      0
      I am amazed how I finished my work until retirement. "Spy" also did not know Latvian very well -
      Oleg Burak was the head of the firearms accounting department of the Information Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Latvia. His work experience in the Ministry of Internal Affairs was more than 20 years, and Burak was known as one of the best weapons experts. The article reported that Lieutenant Colonel Burak was fined by the State Language Center 30 lats (approximately 50 euros) for insufficient (“not corresponding to the level of the position held”) knowledge of the Latvian language.

      https://tanya-mass.livejournal.com/4986395.html
    2. Shilka
      Shilka 11 August 2020 17: 56 New
      +1
      Quote: Observer2014
      Apparently, they also have their own "Mikha-nov" in Latvia, laughing enough for Oleg Burak to register for a complete set for VO. For a complete set of a Russian spy.

      Insurgent observer, what do you have against Mikhano? You don't know how else to tweak Russia .. Or are you against the "Russian Union of Latvia"? Your chuckles smell like liberalism .. I got up here on patriotism, and now you pour mud on everything and everyone .. Or most likely I bought a nickname .. I remember a real Observer, and not this snide hyena .. The language would have been bitten by a "Donbass member under the control of the SBU" .. Ugh damn ..
      PS Come on to the insurgent, you are our diverse ... he he
  4. BARKAS
    BARKAS 11 August 2020 14: 36 New
    +1
    If they are convicted, then they will have to change, and for this it is necessary to save up foreign spies in the pre-trial detention center, the more the better, it doesn't seem to be otherwise.
  5. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 11 August 2020 14: 47 New
    +5
    Because of his "intractability", the fight against "Russian spies" in Latvia has somehow calmed down.
    Thanks to Burak's steadfastness, other children do not spread rot in the Riga dungeons. Resilience to him and release!
    1. Shilka
      Shilka 11 August 2020 18: 11 New
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      Quote: Uncle Lee
      Because of his "intractability", the fight against "Russian spies" in Latvia has somehow calmed down.
      Thanks to Burak's steadfastness, other children do not spread rot in the Riga dungeons. Resilience to him and release!

      I join! In latvia, I look directly at the Nazi order ... For a little bit, "Partisans" are yelling at once and start cleansing. Everything is being written, we will ask more for everything and everyone. Especially WWII veterans who were hunted and died of a heart attack watching all this .. soldier

      Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten..!
  6. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 11 August 2020 15: 05 New
    0
    Iran is working faster. It announced the arrest of five Iranian citizens suspected of spying for Israel, Great Britain and Germany. An official statement from Tehran said that the arrests were made in recent months.

    According to an official report from Tehran, two out of five detainees have already been convicted and sentenced to prison.
    1. Shilka
      Shilka 11 August 2020 20: 50 New
      -1
      Quote: A. Privalov
      According to an official report from Tehran, two out of five detainees have already been convicted and sentenced to prison.

      When will the exchange be for a hundred Arabs? Or maybe a thousand ..
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 12 August 2020 03: 35 New
        +1
        Quote: Shilka
        Quote: A. Privalov
        According to an official report from Tehran, two out of five detainees have already been convicted and sentenced to prison.

        When will the exchange be for a hundred Arabs? Or maybe a thousand ..

        It will not.
        They "catch" spies all the time. Like, enemies are surrounding. This is because of them inflation and there is nothing to eat.
        We need to somehow keep the population in good shape.
    2. Warrior2015
      Warrior2015 12 August 2020 01: 04 New
      0
      Do you believe in the objectivity of Iranian justice? ha ha ...
  7. Revival
    Revival 11 August 2020 16: 36 New
    -1
    So, in the opinion of many here, this is a spitting image of a "bully", "a corrupt agent of the State Department," "deprived of citizenship," "to Siberia," and so on.
    1. Shilka
      Shilka 11 August 2020 20: 54 New
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      Quote: Revival
      So, in the opinion of many here, this is a spitting image of a "bully", "a corrupt agent of the State Department," "deprived of citizenship," "to Siberia," and so on.

      Who told you this? Or you yourself invented it to provoke ..
      1. Revival
        Revival 12 August 2020 03: 24 New
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        So, the whole description of his behavior, in the case of such behavior of someone else in our country, immediately leads to the fact that this person will immediately be called everything that I have listed.

        For example, let's paraphrase:
        "Mister X" has never hidden his pro-American views and sympathy for the United States. He even contributed money to the fund of the Zassha party, which is now called the "American Union type". In addition, he exposed corruption schemes in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. "

        How is it? "Gosdepovets" sold out to the State Department? bulk or not?

        It seems like a carbon copy
  8. Charik
    Charik 11 August 2020 17: 36 New
    -2
    For example, he was sent a fake note with threats on behalf of the prison authorities-hahaha -Latvian prison authorities-something new-isn't this guy in this PAKHAN prison with the BURY