Media: the Japanese, who had allegedly transferred data of Russia, received a suspended sentence

A former employee of one of Japan's largest communications companies of the Softbank recognized Thursday guilty of passing allegedly sensitive data to the employees of the trade mission of the Russian Federation in Tokyo and sentenced conditionally to two years of forced labor with a four-year probation, and fined in the amount of 800 thousand yen (about 7.5 thousand dollars), said the Agency Kyodo.

According to him, this decision was made by the Tokyo district court, having taken into account the remorse of the defendant, 48-year-old of Yutaka Araki.

"The crime of using a position, which gives access to trade secrets, is malicious", - quotes Kyodo the decision of the judge Pictures Akamatsu.

Araki was arrested in January on suspicion of passing in early 2019 data from the server of company two, it was alleged that employees of the Russian trade mission in Tokyo.

Company Softbank, in turn, issued a statement which said that the information that could be obtained Araki, "contained no data of special importance."

The Russian Embassy in Japan in connection with the case have expressed regret about the fact that Tokyo "joined the anti-Russian speculation on the subject of spy mania".