A former Israeli energy minister accused of spying for Iran has been sentenced to 11 years behind bars, Israeli media reported Wednesday.
According to Israel’s Channel 7, Gonen Segev, a former energy and infrastructure minister, has pled guilty to charges that he had transferred sensitive information to an enemy power.
In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors have agreed to drop additional charges of aiding an enemy of the state.
Segev was arrested in June of last year. He was later charged with “spying for Iran and serving Israel’s enemies”.
Last July, Israel’s Shin Bet security agency asserted that secret contacts between Iranian intelligence agents and Segev had been conducted through Iran’s embassy in Nigeria.
According to Shin Bet, Segev -- who served as energy and infrastructure minister from 1995 to 1996 -- had also met with Iranian intelligence officers inside Iran.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.