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April 24, 2024 (EIRNS)—While Germany has arrested three citizens as “Chinese spies,” a similar process has been launched in the U.K. On April 22, the British government announced that it had authorized charges against two British nationals alleged to have breached the Official Secrets Act between late 2021 and February 2023. Christopher Berry, 32, from Oxfordshire, and Christopher Cash, 29, a former parliamentary researcher, were charged with providing prejudicial information to China. They will appear in court in London on April 25, the Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement.

The Guardian coverage reports that the two men are accused of obtaining, collecting, recording, publishing or communicating notes, documents or information “calculated to be, might be, or were intended to be, directly or indirectly, useful to an enemy” between Jan. 20, 2022 and Feb. 3, 2023. It would be hard to be less specific or more all-inclusive in the wording.

“This has been an extremely complex investigation into what are very serious allegations,” said Commander Dominic Murphy, head of the Counter Terrorism Command at the Metropolitan Police, according to Reuters.

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