The lawyer for retired Navy captain Aleksandr Nikitin said on September 23 that his client would soon be charged — for the fifth time. Nikitin was first arrested in February, 1996, on charges of espionage and treason in connection with work he did for the Norwegian environmental organization Bellona. His lawyer told a St. Petersburg press conference that the new charge would merely offer a different motive for Nikitin’s alleged disclosure of classified information. (Russian agencies, September 23)
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