The man sentenced Wednesday flew the device over 16 different locations in Norway in October, Norwegian broadcaster NRK said. Friends in Russia had sent him articles about Russians being arrested in Norway for flying drones, NRK said.
“Nevertheless, he continued to fly the drone without making further inquiries as to whether there were any special rules relating to drone flying for Russians,” NRK cited the Hordaland District Court as writing in its verdict.
The prosecution had asked for a 120-day sentence. Prosecutor Marit Formo said she was “very satisfied with the verdict” of court.