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Russia eyes spy swap

A weapons expert jailed in Russia for spying for the US has been named in a suggested trade.

July 9, 2010 8:39 by



Russia wants to swap a jailed scientist for one of the suspected spies arrested in the recent swoop by American authorities, says a lawyer.

Igor Sutyagin was sentenced in 2004 to 15 years in prison after being convicted of passing confidential military information to a British firm, which Russian prosecutors claimed acted as a facade for the CIA.

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