Benjamin Rich is for trespassing at a Russian-controlled spaceport in Kazakhstan. Official says he was also given a fine after questioning and released. As per a report, he and a Belarusian woman, Alina Tseliupa, were detained near Site 112 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on early Saturday night, and they were taken to a police station in the area.

The officials have confirmed that they were detained for illegal acts and that the investigation is still underway.