At 10 o'clock on Friday morning, an arrest hearing was held against the first of two men suspected of gross espionage.

The former head of the authority, who was detained on suspicion of gross unauthorized employment with secret information, was remanded in custody by the Stockholm District Court - at the prosecutor's request on suspicion of gross espionage.

This is when it is assessed that there is a risk that he will deviate and that evidence can be removed.

The man is arrested for probable cause.

He denies the crime and disputes the arrest request, the grounds for it and the request for restrictions in connection with the arrest.

- My client is fine under the circumstances, says the man's defense lawyer Anton Strand.

Chief prosecutor Per Lindqvist has also requested that the man who was arrested on Tuesday be arrested for the same crime.

The suspects are brothers, something SVT Nyheter was able to reveal on Thursday.

They are residents of Uppsala.

The crimes they are suspected of must have been committed during the same time period, between March 2011 and September 2021.

The arrest proceedings against the other man will be held at 2 p.m.

The text is updated.

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