close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Russian expert who sold rocket secrets to China freed

Former head of Russian rocket technology firm, Igor Reshetin, who was jailed in 2007 for selling state secrets to China, has been released on parole.



Moscow: The former head of a Russian rocket technology firm, who was jailed in 2007 for selling state secrets to China, has been released on parole.

Igor Reshetin, former director of TsNIIMASH-Export, was sentenced to 11 and a half years in jail. The term was later reduced to seven on appeal.

Reshetin was charged with illegally selling state-controlled technology to a Chinese firm and with stealing 30 million roubles ($925,000) through bogus companies.

Reshetin`s father, Andrei Reshetin, told Radio Liberty that his son was already with his family.

Several of his colleagues were also jailed.

The TsNIIMASH-Export firm was then linked with Russia`s state space agency.

Reshetin insists he is innocent, and rights groups have said he was convicted on fake charges, a claim denied by the authorities.

IANS

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels