Ex-politician, previously jailed for drug smuggling, arrested in Guinea and extradited to Israel last month, accused of giving Tehran sensitive information about security, energy
18 June 2018
Former minister Gonen Segev was charged last week with spying for Iran, giving Israel’s arch-foe sensitive information about locations of security centers and the country’s energy industry, the Shin Bet security service said Monday.
He was allegedly an active agent at the time of his arrest, and had twice been to Iran to meet his handlers.
Segev, a disgraced politician who served time in jail for drug smuggling, was extradited to Israel from Equatorial Guinea and charged with spying for Iran last month.
According to the Shin Bet, Segev, whose former ministerial responsibilities included energy and infrastructure, has knowingly been in contact with Iranian intelligence officials since 2012, making first contact with them at Iran’s embassy in Nigeria.