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Egyptian spy and two Israelis sentenced to life

The Supreme State Security Court in Egypt sentenced on Thursday, June 23, an Egyptian citizen and two Israelis to 25 years in prison on charges of spying and espionage for Israel.

The court sentenced an Egyptian businessman, Tarek Abdel-Razek, to life imprisonment of which he would serve a minimum of 25 years. Two officers of Israel's external intelligence agency, Mossad, were also sentenced, in absentia, to 25 years in prison. The two Israelis, Moshe and Jose Dimov, and their Egyptian collaborator were convicted of spying and working for a foreign country to harm the national interests of Egypt during the period May 2008 until August 2010.

The indictment document filed against Abdel-Razek (37 years) revealed that during his stay abroad, he agreed with the two Israeli officers to recruit for Mossad a number of Egyptian, Syrian and Lebanese who were employed in the telecommunications sectors in their respective countries. This was classified by the Egyptian judiciary as "hostile action" against two foreign countries (Syria and Lebanon) that would harm the interests of Egypt and its diplomatic relations with them.

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