Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 73

TheRussian authorities have expelled US Capt. Jason Lynch, withoutthe right to re-enter Russia, "for activities incompatiblewith his status." Lynch was a participant in a joint Russian-Americanproject studying the ecological situation in Siberia’s Krasnoyarskarea. Earlier this month, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB)briefly detained Lynch near the Krasnoyarsk-26 plutonium producinginstallation, and accused him of carrying out intelligence activities.

This is the second case of expulsion of US citizens in threemonths. In June, two officials of the US Consulate in St.-Petersburgwere expelled after the FSB accused them of recruiting a Russianengineer to spy for the US.

Meanwhile the FSB spokesman said that his agency is "concerned"about activities of Middle Eastern intelligence services in Chechnya.The FSB detained in Daghestan a Turkish citizen, Iskhak Casap,who allegedly "admitted to being a liaison officer between Turkish intelligence and Dzhokhar Dudayev. " Casap willbe expelled to Turkey. The Turkish government denied knowing of the man.

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