Iranians Face Terrorism Charges After Filming Israeli Embassy in Kenya

Kenyan policemen disperse demonstrating Muslims in Nairobi on January 9, 2009 as they attempt to reach the Israeli embassy to protest against ongoing hostilitiesin Gaza. Kenyan police fired teargas and used water cannon to disperse hundreds of Muslims who gathered after Friday prayers to protest against the 'shedding of innocent …
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(REUTERS) – Two Iranians and their Kenyan driver, who worked for the Iranian embassy in Nairobi, were charged on Thursday with collecting information for a terrorist act after filming the Israeli embassy, lawyers said.

Sayed Nasrollah Ebrahimi, Abdolhosein Ghola Safafe and driver Moses Keyah Mmboga “were found taking video clips of the Israeli embassy … for the use in the commission of a terrorist act”, according to a charge sheet produced in court.

The three men were in a car belonging to the Iranian embassy when they were arrested on Tuesday, the court papers said. The diplomatic status of the two Iranians was unclear.

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