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Finland detains businessman who supplied electronics to Russia

Sep 19, 2023

On September 18, the District Court of Eastern Uusimaa, Finland, took Gabriel Temin into custody, who is suspected of violating the sanctions rules against Russia.


Yle reported this.

The entrepreneur is the executive director of two companies operating in Finland. Temin is a French citizen. Since 1991, he has had a permanent address in Finland.

Gabriel Temin was personally present at the court hearing. The suspect did not hide his face, and he refused to comment to journalists on the charges against him. According to his lawyer, Temin did not agree with the arrest and denied his guilt.

According to the US Treasury Department, the companies Luminor and Siberica, headed by Temin, supplied foreign electronic products to Russia. Gabriel Temin is also included in the personal sanctions list.

The court found that the detention was a justified measure of restraint that would prevent the suspect from destroying evidence and influencing the testimony of other defendants in the case.

From the courtroom, Temin was transferred to the pre-trial detention center in Vantaa. He is forbidden to meet with his wife and minor children without supervision.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 19/09/2023

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