Israel ex-minister admits spying for Iran
Addis Ababa, January 9, 2019 (FBC) – Former Israeli cabinet minister Gonen Segev is to be jailed for 11 years after he admitted spying for Iran, Israel’s justice ministry says.
Segev, who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited while working as a doctor in Nigeria.
He was accused of leaking details about Israeli officials and security sites.
Segev was detained in Equatorial Guinea in May and extradited to Israel.
He pleaded guilty to serious espionage as part of a deal with prosecutors.
The 63-year-old will be formally sentenced at a hearing on 11 February.
There was no immediate comment from the Iranian authorities.