Man charged with espionage
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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Trial of 13 Iranian Jews
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Iran: Man charged with spying for Israel

FARS reports authorities detain man suspected of spying for Mossad, says surveillance equipment provided to him by Israeli intelligence agency displayed in Revolutionary Court

Iranian authorities have recently detained a man suspected of spying for Israeli intelligence agency Mossad in exchange for money, FARS reported on Saturday.


According to the Iranian news agency, the man's lawyer defended his client in the Revolutionary Court on Saturday and the presiding judge said the verdict would be announced in a week.


The Iranian Students News Agency, during the court hearing the prosecution displayed surveillance apparatus allegedly given to the man, said to be in his 40s, by Mossad.


About six months ago an indictment was filed against First Sergeant Major (res.) David Shamir, a former IDF mental health officer, who was charged with offering to spy for Iranian and other foreign agents in exchange for financial reward and possessing information with the intent of using it to harm the State. 


In early 1999, 13 Iranian Jews were imprisoned by Iranian authorities for suspicion of spying for the "Zionist regime" and "world arrogance". Ten of them were convicted by the Revolutionary Court and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 4 to 10 years, but were eventually released in 2002 following international pressure and the mediation efforts of a Kazakhi businessman.


פרסום ראשון: 06.28.08, 16:29
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