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Moldavan journalist arrested for spying in breakaway republic

By Intern / 15 April, 2010

Acting Moldavian president, Mihai Ghimpu, has condemned the arrest of a journalist in the breakaway republic of Transnistria. On April 7, Ernest Vardanean, a reporter for the Transnistrian Now Region 2 news agency, was arrested and charged with treason. He is accused of being a spy for Moldova, and could face 20 years in prison if found guilty.

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