Saturday, January 29, 2005

Iran Spy Case Started in Egypt

An Egyptian man angrily pleaded not guilty on Saturday to charges that he spied for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and said Egyptian intelligence had tortured him while he was in detention.

The court also heard one charge against Iranian diplomat Mohammad Reza Hosseindoust, who is on trial in absentia for giving Mahmoud Eid Mohamed Dabbous money for information about the petrochemical complex in the Saudi port city of Yanbu. ...

According to the charge sheet, Dabbous sent Iran’s Revolutionary Guard information about important and vital places in Egypt and about conditions in Saudi Arabia, including at the Yanbu complex “in order to target it”.

“He also shared information with people working for the Revolutionary Guard to plan to carry out terrorist operations inside the country,” the charge sheet added. more