BERLIN, Germany: A Pakistani man was convicted in Germany on Monday of spying for Iran to look out potential assault targets for the Revolutionary Guards, studies overseas media.
The defendant, 31-yr-previous Mustufa Haidar Syed-Naqvi, was sentenced to 4 years and three months in jail “for working for a overseas intelligence service,” a spokeswoman for Berlin’s superior courtroom stated.
The courtroom discovered he spied “towards Germany and one other NATO member,” France, for the al-Quds Pressure, the overseas operations wing of the elite Revolutionary Guards.
Syed-Naqvi compiled dossiers on potential assault targets — a German lawmaker who’s the previous head of a German-Israeli group, and a French-Israeli economics professor.
Investigators discovered detailed dossiers on the lads and their every day routines, with tons of of pictures and video clips.
The courtroom heard they detailed the targets’ houses and work locations, numerous entry routes to them, in addition to info on safety guards, surveillance cameras and close by police stations.
A consultant of Germany’s home intelligence service, which handles counterespionage, stated it was alerted to the defendant by a “dependable” supply.
The service suspected the al-Quds Drive was getting ready for a potential future battle with the USA and Israel, when it might hit targets in Europe in a type of “asymmetrical warfare.”
The Karachi-born Syed-Naqvi got here to Germany as a scholar in 2012 and most lately lived within the western metropolis of Bremen. The defendant travelled to Iran at the very least twice, in October 2015 and February 2016, and acquired at the least $2,237 for his intelligence actions. He was arrested in July 2016, however declined to testify through the trial — “out of worry,” in line with his lawyer.
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