Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Germany – the supposed Egyptian spy is willing to confess


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The trial of an Egyptian-German employee who was working in the media office of Chancellor Angela Merkel began in Berlin today Tuesday (February 23), on suspicion that he was spying for many years for the Egyptian intelligence. It is suspected that Amin K. Transferring information to the Egyptian General Intelligence Service between 2010 and 2019, taking advantage of his distinguished position in this office, in which he has worked since 1999.

The 66-year-old worked primarily in the visiting department of the German Federal Information Office, which is specifically responsible for communicating about the chancellery’s activities.

According to the indictment, he provided general observations about how the media dealt with domestic and international politics related to Egypt, followed up on requests from Egyptian intelligence agents and attempted to recruit another spy. He is also suspected of providing the Egyptian General Intelligence Service with the names of five media office colleagues who were born in Syria.

In exchange for the information provided, he hoped to benefit from preferential treatment from the Egyptian authorities and to help his mother obtain her right to the Egyptian retirement pension. He was sometimes invited to official receptions, for example to mark the farewell of the Egyptian ambassador to Germany in 2019, as the German prosecutor explained in mid-November in the indictment.

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