Iran General NewsYemen tries nationals accused of spying for Iran

Yemen tries nationals accused of spying for Iran


ImageAFP: The trial began on Saturday of three Yemenis who are alleged to have spied for Iran.

ImageSANAA (AFP) — The trial began on Saturday of three Yemenis who are alleged to have spied for Iran.

Abdul Karim Lalji, 33, Hani Deen Mohammad, 31, and Iskandar Abdo, 57, were arrested in the southern city of Aden for "illegal contact," the prosecutor told the court.

The men handed over "information, documents and photos relating to military secrets and the country's political, security and economic situation, to the detriment of Yemen," according to the charge sheet.

The court, which specialises in handling terrorism cases, set the next hearing for October 18.

In February, the same court sentenced to death a Saudi who had been stripped of his citizenship and a Yemeni army officer, on charges of spying for Egypt.

Hamad al-Dhahouk, a former Saudi soldier of Yemeni origin, and Abdul Aziz al-Hatbani, were accused of falsely informing the Egyptian embassy in Sanaa that Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, with the knowledge of the Yemeni government, were financing a terror cell in Yemen for attacks on tourists in Egypt.

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