Female Swedish ‘spy’ officer off the hook

There is to be no indictment against a female officer suspected of having leaked secret NATO and United Nations documents to her Serbian lover whilst on duty in Kosovo.

On Monday, chief prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand finally closed the case. According to him, the female officer is no longer under suspicion of breaching national security.

Ever since the 35-year-old woman was sent home to Sweden in 2006, she has been subject to a number of investigations. Following preliminary investigations by the Military Intelligence and Security Service (Militära underrättelse- och säkerhetstjänsten – MUST), it was decided that there were not sufficient grounds to remove her from the army.

However, the lieutenant-ranked woman was then subject to further investigations during 2007 and 2008. She was suspected of sending sensitive information to her Serbian spy lover via e-mail.

The man, referred to in the investigation as ‘Z’, was working as an interpreter for the UN in Kosovo when he met the female officer.