5 Bulgarians charged with spying for Russia appear by video in UK court
Five Bulgarians living in the U.K. who were charged with spying for Russia appeared Tuesday in court for a brief hearing.
The three men and two women were accused of "conspiring to collect information intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy," namely Russia, between August 2020 and February this year.
The five are alleged to be part of a network conducting surveillance on behalf of Russia.
Much of the activity took place abroad, but coordination took place in the U.K., according to prosecutors.
The suspects were arrested by the Metropolitan Police's counterterrorism officers in February under the Official Secrets Act.