Algerian embassy employee convicted of spying

9th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

9 November 2007, Berlin - An employee at the Algerian embassy in Berlin has been given a six-month suspended sentence for spying on fellow countrymen in Germany, justice department officials said Thursday.

9 November 2007

Berlin - An employee at the Algerian embassy in Berlin has been given a six-month suspended sentence for spying on fellow countrymen in Germany, justice department officials said Thursday.

The 44-year old was convicted of espionage. The court found he had gathered information about Algerians living in the Berlin area and passed it on to the Algerian military intelligence service.

The activities happened between December 2005 and May 2006 when the man was employed at the embassy in a non-diplomatic position.

The man, who has lived in Germany since 1990 and has dual citizenship, was also convicted of collecting information about Algerians linked with Islamism in the city of Bremen.

DPA

Subject: German news

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