Egypt releases Iran diplomat following arrest over espionage claims

30.05.2011                      26.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 41 des Omer

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Egypt releases Iran diplomat following arrest over espionage claims

Egyptian state security agency says suspect collected 'sensitive information' in order to 'harm the interest of Egypt.'

Egypt freed an Iranian diplomat on Sunday who had been detained over spying allegations, after the state security prosecutor received confirmation of his diplomatic status, the official news agency MENA reported.
Earlier on Sunday, MENA reported that the diplomat, identified as Qassem al-Husseini, was arrested a few days ago and state security agency prosecutors began interrogating him Sunday on suspicion of collecting "intelligence information" on recent events in Egypt and sending it to Iran….