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Ex-Israeli minister to get 11 years in prison over spying for Iran

Baku, January 10, AZERTAC

Under a plea bargain with prosecutors, ex-Israeli energy minister Gonen Segev accused of spying for Iran has agreed to plead guilty to reduced charges against him and serve a prison term of over a decade.

According to Press TV, in exchange, the ministry added, prosecutors would drop charges of aiding the enemy and sentence the former minister to 11 years in prison.

The Jerusalem al-Quds District Attorney’s Office said that a sentencing hearing for Segev would take place on February 11.

Segev was elected to the 13th Israeli parliament (Knesset) in 1992. He also served as the regime’s energy and infrastructure minister from 1995 to 1996.

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