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Japanese diplomat ‘blindfolded and detained’ by Russian FSB

A Japanese diplomat accused of receiving classified information was blindfolded, detained and interrogated during detention in eastern Russia, Japan’s foreign minister said, calling it a “serious violation” of the Vienna Convention. .

Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi denied Moscow’s allegations on Tuesday, saying Russia’s treatment of Tatsunori Motoki at the Vladivostok consulate was “unbelievable.”

Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, claims that Yoshimasa Hayashi was arrested “red flag” when he received confidential information from a woman in exchange for money. The agency also released a video of the exchange.

Lin said the diplomat was blindfolded and had his hands and head pressed down when he was detained by FSB agents on Monday. He was also subjected to “forced interrogation” that lasted several hours, the foreign minister said.

Tatsunori was released from custody after being questioned and declared Persona Non Grata, demanding he leave Russia within 48 hours.

According to the FSB, documents received by Tatsutoku contain information about Russia’s cooperation with countries in the Asia-Pacific region and the impact of Western sanctions in the Far East. Japanese diplomat ‘blindfolded and detained’ by Russian FSB

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