Pakistani Man Indicted for Spying on German-Israeli Group for Iran

(AP) BERLIN — German prosecutors have indicted a Pakistani man accused of spying on a group that promotes German-Israeli relations for an Iranian intelligence agency.

Federal prosecutors said Monday that the 31-year-old, identified only as Syed Mustufa H. due to German privacy rules, was in contact with the unnamed spy agency since 2011.

 In a statement, prosecutors said the man began spying on the former head of the German-Israeli Society, and handed over information to Iran in October.

He is alleged to have received money in return for passing on information obtained about the society

The ex-head of the Society, former lawmaker Reinhold Robbe, told the Bild newspaper in 2016 that he wasn’t surprised by the alleged espionage and vowed he “will not be intimidated.”

The suspect faces up to five years imprisonment if convicted of espionage.


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