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Head of PET ‘spied’ on Pia K

Leader of right wing Danish People's Party had appointment book screened by Danish intelligence agency. They wanted to avoid an expensive security operation in connection with Christiania visit

Five leading PET (Danish Intelligence) employees have accused head of the agency, Jacob Scharf, of breaking the rules when he tried to prevent Pia Kjærsgaard from making a fact-finding visit to the ‘free state’ of Christiania.

According to the five, Mr Scharf ordered agents to secretly look in the then Danish People’s Party leader’s appointment book so they could suggest a day when it would be impossible for her to attend – the PET boss allegedly believed the security operation needed to protect her would be far too expensive and troublesome. Mr Scharf has rejected the allegations.

PET has for a long time suffered accusations of bad management and a poor working environment under Mr Scharf.

See the story in Danish here.

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