PET-boss will have redress in the court of appeal

Confidentiality twisted and turned in the old criminal case. Controversial book the lay of suspected terrorists luggage. It is not just a single karrierejuris

PET-boss will have redress in the court of appeal

Confidentiality twisted and turned in the old criminal case. Controversial book the lay of suspected terrorists luggage.

It is not just a single karrierejurists reputation is at stake on Thursday and a number of other hearings in The high Court. It's about something more. On the possibility for the public to get the message about the intelligence work.

How has Jacob Scharf in any case even said about the outstanding criminal case, he is accused of, and which now receives its second trip in the judicial system.

The former head of PET revealed a series of confidential information, as he spoke to the book "Seven years to a PET", claims the prosecution.

Although he believes that he simply continued his line from his time as a chef and practiced "as much openness as possible about the PET's relationship." And that it had social significance.

- You must shoulder its responsibility and continue to fight for what you believe is right and important, " said Jakob Scharf, when he decided to appeal against the judgement of the Copenhagen city Court had handed down.

In January, he was sentenced to unconditional imprisonment for four months. On top of that, he got confiscated 397.625 crowns, which he had earned from the book.

the district Court gave him very little room for manoeuvre. Mundkurven was stretched pretty hard on. For example, enlightens Scharf in the book, that the PET has collaborated with Turkey's secret service to refuse the suspects syrienkrigere from Denmark.

But in itself it is a confidential piece of information that the PET has collaborated with, among others, the Turkish service, felt right.

It leaned too strongly up the assessment from the current boss, Finn Borch Andersen. He has said that the statements created a risk that foreign partners in the future would hesitate to cooperate. Therefore Scharf weakened PET and is guilty, according to byrettens judgment.

Three landsdommere and just as many lay judges constitute the fresh eyes. They must study a lot of reports.

On a etbenet terrorist in a copenhagen park. On the suspicion of an attack on the returning soldiers. On kvælerslangen in a terrarium. About secret searches and much more.

the Book has also found readers among suspected terrorists. Since the cops in Copenhagen Airport 1. January 2017 discreetly looked in a traveler's luggage, they found "Seven years to a PET" together with the equipment, which allegedly delivered to the Islamic State, it came in the autumn ahead of a court hearing.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 06:00

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