Dutch policeman to face trial as alleged Morocco spy

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The Dutch policeman of Moroccan origin is suspected of breaking his professional secrecy pledge and providing confidential information to Moroccan authorities.

The Hague – Prosecutors in the Netherlands said Wednesday they would put on trial a Dutch policeman of Moroccan origin accused of having spied for Rabat.

The 38-year-old will be prosecuted for allegedly breaking his professional secrecy pledge.

"He is suspected of having provided information from (Dutch) police registers to the Moroccan authorities from 2006 to May 2008," said a prosecution statement.

No date has yet been set for his trial.

The Dutch foreign minister protested against alleged Moroccan espionage attempts in September 2008, prompting two Moroccan diplomats to be recalled from The Hague.

That followed media reports that a Dutch police brigadier of Moroccan descent was dismissed on suspicion of being a spy, having allegedly transferred confidential police information to Moroccan secret services.

AFP / Expatica

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