Moldavan journalist arrested for spying in breakaway republic
15 Apr 10

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.