Merkel spy un­cov­ered

Geelong Advertiser - - WORLD -

A MAN who worked in Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel’s press of­fice is sus­pected of hav­ing spied for Egypt, a gov­ern­ment re­port re­leased on Fri­day (AEST) claims.

Po­lice car­ried out “ex­ec­u­tive mea­sures” against the man in De­cem­ber af­ter he was found to have “worked for years for an Egyp­tian in­tel­li­gence ser­vice”, the re­port says.

It also re­veals that the main tasks of Egyp­tian se­cret ser­vice agents op­er­at­ing in Ger­many in­clude gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion about mem­bers of re­li­gious groups such as the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood.

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