Man Charged as Spy for Syria

By: Victor Homola

A 48-year-old man with dual German-Lebanese citizenship has been charged with spying for the Syrian intelligence service from 2007 until his arrest in February, the federal prosecutor’s office said Friday. The suspect, who was identified only as Mahmoud El A., is accused of spying on Syrian opposition members living in Germany, according to prosecutors. After antigovernment protests began in Syria in early 2011, the suspect intensified his contacts with his intelligence agency handler in Berlin, reporting on gatherings of exiled opponents of the Syrian government and taking photographs of demonstrators, prosecutors said.

Source: New York Times

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