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Former Mossad head evades arrest in Guinea

February 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm

The former Director General of Israel’s secret service, Mossad, has evaded arrest during a visit to the Republic of Guinea. Shabtai Shavit was in the country to meet President Alpha Condé and hold talks with government officials.

According to the Hebrew newspaper Maariv, an arrest warrant was issued for Shavit on charges of cooperating with opposition groups. There was a coup attempt against Condé in July this year. Shavit’s contacts in the country warned him about the warrant and he was able to evade arrest and disappear just before his scheduled meeting with the president.

The Maariv report claimed that the ex-Mossad head was in Guinea to provide advice “of an unknown nature” to the country’s government.