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Saeima permits arrest of official suspected of spying for Russia – Baltic News Network – News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia

The majority in Latvia’s Saeima decided this morning to permit the arrest of one of its members – Jānis Ādamsons – over the suspicions of him spying in favour of Russia.

69 Saeima deputies voted in favour of his arrest, five voted against, and four politicians abstained in the vote.

Ādamsons was a member in the Saeima Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee and he had a permit issued by the Constitution Protection Bureau to access official secrets, as reported by LETA.

The Office of the Prosecutor General asked the Saeima to permit a search, detainment and arrest of deputy Jānis Ādamsons.

The decision project submitted to the Saeima Praesidium by the Mandates, Ethics and Submissions Committee mentions that the decision covers permission of a search to be performed at his work place and home of Jānis Ādamsons, his detainment, arrest and other security measures, as well as inspection of items found and confiscated during searches.

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