Regarding verdict of the Russian citizen Mr. A. Nikiforov
18 November / 2021

Regarding verdict of the Russian citizen Mr. A. Nikiforov

On November 17, the Western District Court of Denmark sustained the verdict of the first instance court against the Russian citizen Mr. A. Nikiforov, who was sentenced to three years in prison on espionage charges.

The Russian Embassy notes with regret that during the appeal proceedings the court did not take into account the arguments of the defense. In this regard, serious doubts are raised about the impartiality of the judges, who examined the case. Moreover, Mr. A. Nikiforov does not plead his guilty.

The Russian Embassy in Denmark will continue to provide the necessary consular assistance to our compatriot and seek his early release.