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German EU lawmaker’s aide is arrested on suspicion of spying for China

By The Associated Press on April 23, 2024.

BERLIN (AP) – A man who works for a German lawmaker in the European Parliament was arrested on suspicion of spying for China, German prosecutors said Tuesday.

The suspect, identified only as Jian G. in line with German privacy rules, was arrested Monday in Dresden, federal prosecutors said in a statement.

They didn’t specify which lawmaker he works for, but German magazine Der Spiegel reported that he works for Maximilian Krah of the far-right Alternative for Germany, who is that party’s top candidate in the European Parliament election slated for early June.

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