A French court has sentenced penal complex terms to 2 passe agents from the foreign intelligence provider after convicting them of “sharing intelligence” with China.
The trial was performed in Paris in the utmost secrecy. Officers from France’s Directorate-Standard for External Security (DGSE) were convicted of sharing dispute secrets with a foreign energy.
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69-year-passe Pierre-Marie has been imprisoned for 12 years, whereas, 73-year-passe Henry M. has been handed a penal complex-term for 8 years.
Pierre-Marie’s wife has been convicted of concealment and sentenced to four years, with two suspended.
Both males, now retired, were charged and detained in December 2017, even supposing they were allowed out on bail.
In 1997, Henri was appointed as DGSE’s man in Beijing and worked as the 2nd secretary at the embassy. He was recalled in 1998 after having an affair with the ambassador’s Chinese language interpreter.
Henri retired a few years later and went serve to China in 2003 and married the interpreter, developing a condo on Hainan island in southern China.
In step with media reviews, Pierre-Marie H was arrested at Zurich airport carrying money after meeting a Chinese language contact on an Indian Ocean island.
A favored TV drama “Le Bureau des Legendes” (identified as “Le Bureau” out of doors France) has helped in surge f ardour in DGSE’s work.
The collection contains some characters working for the DGSE who it turns out are sharing secrets with foreign powers.
(Inputs from AFP)