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The Press Service Of The Merkel Government Found A Person Spying For Egypt

The Press Service Of The Merkel Government Found A Person Spying For Egypt

In December 2019, the German government's press and information Department found an employee who passed information to Egyptian intelligence, according to a report by the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution for 2019.

"In December 2019, under a warrant from the Prosecutor General's office, the Federal criminal Affairs Agency executed Executive actions against an employee of the Federal Government's Press and Information Department," the report said. Also worth mentioning that the man had worked for Egyptian intelligence for several years. An investigation is underway.

German law enforcement agencies believe that the Egyptian secret services are trying to recruit compatriots living in Germany.

The Prosecutor's office, at the request of the Bild tabloid, confirmed that such an investigation is underway. It is not known what information the detainee transmitted, but the newspaper believes that the man collected data about Egyptian journalists working in Germany. We are talking about an employee of the visitor Center of the Press and Information Department, whose premises were previously searched. According to the newspaper, the man has a "migration past."