A Russian aide to Mike Hancock, a British lawmaker in Parliament, was detained by security services and might be deported on suspision of espionage, Hancock announced Sunday, according to CNN.
The aide, Katia Zatuliveter, 25, who has worked for Hancock for almost three years, was taken to a detention center last week. Hancock said she is preparing to fight against her deportation order, according to the New York Times.
Hancock denied that Zatuliveter is a spy and a threat to the United Kingdom, according to the New York Times.
Hancock has been a member of Parliament since 1997, according to CNN.