Russia Jails Soldier for Spying for Georgia
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 17 Oct.'09 / 14:44

A Russian military court found a serviceman of the Russian armed forces, Jemal Nakaidze, guilty of spying in favor of Georgia and sentenced him to nine years in prison, RIA Novosti news agency reported on October 16.

According to the same report, the North Caucasus District Military Court found that Nakaidze was recruited by the Georgian side in February, 2008 and was gathering and passing sensitive information to the Georgian special services till November, 2008, in exchange of financial award; he was also promised to receive a house in Georgia’s black sea town of Batumi.

In August the same military court found a former deputy commander of one of the Russia’s military units of North Caucasus Military District, Lt.-Col Mikhail Khachidze, guilty of spying in favor of Georgia and sentenced him to six years in prison. 

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