Egypt’s national security prosecution has referred one Egyptian and two Israelis to criminal court on charges of spying for Israel, Al-Ahram’s Arabic website reported.
Egyptian Salama Braykat has been detained while the two Israelis, one of which is an officer in the Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate (AMAN), are at large and will be tried in absentia.
According to prosecutors, Braykat received $21,000 for spying as well as housing and furniture worth 19,000 Israeli shekels.
A date is yet to be set for the trial.
In February, Egypt’s top prosecutor referred two Egyptians to trial, including a woman, on charges of spying for Israel.
Also in February, five alleged Mossad officers and three Egyptians from the North Sinai border town of Rafah, near the Israeli border, were ordered to stand trial in absentia on charges of espionage and supplying Israel with information that impacted Egypt’s national security.
In October 2011, Israel freed 25 Egyptians in exchange for the release of a US-Israeli, Ilan Grapel, who had been detained in Cairo for four months on spying charges.
Source : Ahram online