Israeli court jails Iran for 7 years for 'spying'

In September of 2013, Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency arrested Mansouri, 56, as he tried to leave Israel from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport

Israeli court jails Iran for 7 years for 'spying'

World Bulletin / News Desk 

An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced an Iranian national to seven years behind bars on espionage charges, according to Israeli radio.

"The Israeli court in [the city of] Lod condemned Iranian national Ali Mansouri to seven years in prison after being convicted of spying for Iran," the broadcaster reported.

In September of 2013, Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency arrested Mansouri, 56, as he tried to leave Israel from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport.

According to the Israeli authorities, Mansouri – who also holds Belgian nationality – was found in possession of photos of the American embassy in Tel Aviv and Ben-Gurion airport when he was arrested.

Tuesday's verdict is subject to appeal.

Last Mod: 22 Nisan 2015, 09:48
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