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Palestine | Ex-Israeli Energy Minister Jailed for Spying for Iran


Ex-Israeli energy minister, Gonen Segev, was sentenced on Wednesday to 11 years in prison after being accused of spying for Iran.

Israeli media said Segev, a former energy and infrastructure minister, has plead guilty to charges that he had transferred sensitive information to Iran.

Segev, who served as energy and infrastructure minister from 1995 to 1996, was arrested in June of last year. He was later charged with "spying for Iran and serving Israel’s enemies".

Last July, the Shin Bet security agency asserted that secret contacts between Iranian intelligence agents and Segev had been conducted through Iran's embassy in Nigeria.

According to the Shin Bet, Segev had also met with Iranian intelligence officers inside Iran.