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Monday, June 25, 2007

Egyptian engineer convicted for spying for Israel

According to Middle East Online, an Egyptian engineer was sentenced by Egypt's state security court to 25 years in jail for divulging nuclear secrets to Israel, though he insisted that he kept the Egyptian embassy in Saudi Arabia, where he lived, abreast of his activities.

Mohammed Sayyed Saber, 35, who pleaded not guilty, also said that he “was not a spy” and the information he gave “was not secret, it was all published on the Internet.”

Prosecutors said that Saber helped Israeli intelligence hack into the Egyptian atomic agency’s computer system and provided Israeli agents with classified documents about the Inshas nuclear research center north of Cairo.

Saber’s ruling comes just two months after the same court sentenced an Egyptian with Canadian citizenship to 15 years in jail for providing sensitive information to the Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency.

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