Egyptian court convicts Israeli for spying

Ofer Harare sentenced in absentia to life, and Jordanian jailed for ten years, over charges they spied on officials.

An Egyptian court has convicted a Jordanian and an Israeli of spying on Egyptian officials and security deployments, according to the country’s state news agency.

The Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported on Wednesday that the Jordanian was sentenced to 10 years in prison, while the Israeli, who was tried in absentia, had been sentence to life by the Cairo court.

MENA identified the Jordanian as Bashar Abu-Zaid, an engineer who has been detained in Egypt since 2011.

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