Moroccan charged with spying in Germany

2012-12-07 20:23


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Berlin - Federal prosecutors say they have filed espionage charges against a German-Moroccan man on allegations he spied on Moroccan opposition supporters in Germany for the country's government.

Spokesperson Marcus Koehler said on Friday that Bagdad A, 59, was charged on 8 November. His last name was not given in accordance with German privacy laws.

He's accused of providing Morocco's spy agency information on opposition supporters living in Germany that he had collected through a network of contacts from 2007 to 2012.

Among other things prosecutors say he provided details of opposition leaders who planned anti-government demonstrations.

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