Jailed Russian spy may be in Vienna: lawyer

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A Russians arms expert jailed for spying and said to be part of a reported spy exchange between Russia and the United States may already have been released, his lawyer said Thursday.

The father of Igor Sutyagin has been told "that he has been seen coming out of a plane in Vienna," lawyer Anna Stavitskaya told the Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies.

Ernst Cherny, the head of the committee for protection of researchers told Interfax: "As far as I know Sutyagin has arrived in Vienna".

Stavitskaya could not be released for further comment and there was no confirmation from Russian officials.

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