An elderly woman in Georgia is facing a prison sentence after reportedly causing internet services in neighbouring Armenia to crash.
The country found itself offline for hours on 28 March after cables linking Georgia to Armenia were damaged.
A Georgian interior ministry spokesman said a 75-year-old woman had admitted damaging fibre-optic cables while scavenging for copper. She has been charged and reportedly faces up to three years in prison.
“Taking into account her advancing years, she has been released pending the end of the investigation and subsequent trial,” spokesman Zura Gvenetadze told AFP news agency.
- BBC News