Israel ex-minister to get 11 years for spying for Iran

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Wednesday 9th January 2019 15:32:22 in English News by Xafiiska Hargeysa
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    Israel ex-minister to get 11 years for spying for Iran

    JERUSALEM: An Israeli ex-minister charged with spying for the country's arch-foe Iran has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors that will see him

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JERUSALEM: An Israeli ex-minister charged with spying for the country's arch-foe Iran has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors that will see him

serve 11 years in prison, the justice ministry said Wednesday.
As part of the agreement, Gonen Segev will plead guilty to serious espionage and transfer of information to the enemy, the ministry said in a statement.
A sentencing hearing was set for February 11.


The trial of Segev, who served as energy and infrastructure minister from 1995 to 1996, opened in July but was held behind closed doors, with few details of the accusations publicly released.
Segev served in the Labour government of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin after defecting from the far right to cast the decisive vote in favour of the Oslo II peace agreement with the Palestinians.
He has previously served prison time on criminal charges.
In 2004, he was charged with trying to smuggle 30,000 ecstasy pills into Israel from the Netherlands using a diplomatic passport with a falsified expiry date.
The following year, he admitted the charges as part of a plea bargain.
He has also been convicted of attempted credit card fraud.

Updated 10 min 29 sec ago

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EU adds Iran intelligence unit to terror list over Europe attacks

 

  • The directorate for internal security of the Iranian Ministry for intelligence and two other Iranians were added to the list
  • "These listings have been adopted by the Council as part of its response to recent foiled attacks on the European soil,” the statement said

Updated 10 min 29 sec ago

Reuters

BRUSSELS: The European Union added two Iranian individuals and the directorate for internal security of the Iranian Ministry for intelligence to the bloc’s terrorist list, it said in a statement on Wednesday.
"These listings have been adopted by the Council as part of its response to recent foiled attacks on the European soil,” the statement said.
National ministers meeting in Brussels on Tuesday agreed to the move, which became effective on Wednesday and leads to the freezing of assets.



AFP

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