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Spain arrests 3 men for allegedly spying for Iran

Madrid says suspects allegedly infiltrated local NGO to gain information on Iranian defectors

Associated Press
Published: 02.23.13, 07:07 / Israel News

Spain's Interior Ministry said Friday that Spanish Police have arrested three men on suspicion of spying on Iranian dissidents and reporting back to the ruling regime.


The suspects had allegedly infiltrated a Spanish NGO that helps asylum seekers and communicated to Iran’s secret services the identities of Iranians who fled the country for ideological reasons, a statement said.


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One of those arrested worked at the Iranian Embassy in Madrid. It was not immediately clear in what role.


The statement Friday said that the arrests took place in the northern city of Torrelavega and in the Spanish capital. It did not say when the arrests took place.



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