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Iranian-born man accused of spying

May 26, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

An Iranian-born Israeli was charged with passing defense information to Tehran, police in Jerusalem said.

The man, who lives abroad, was arrested by police and agents of the Shin Bet security agency on May 8 after arriving in Israel for a visit, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

The man told interrogators he repeatedly visited the Iranian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, and gave the Iranians names of acquaintances who he said served in the Israeli security forces, Rosenfeld said.

A court banned publication of the suspect's name or further details of the case.

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