Natorei Karta man accused of spying for Iran named as Yitzhak Bergel

August 7, 2013 10:52

The anti-Zionist Natorei Karta man accused of spying for Iran was named as Yitzhak Bergel on Wednesday after the Jerusalem District Court removed a gag order on his identity.

The court also ruled that Bergel be held in custody until proceedings against him are concluded.Bergel was indicted last week on charges of intent to commit treason and contacting a foreign agent. He allegedly met with Iranian representatives in Berlin in 2011 with the intent of sending them sensitive information on Israel.

Bergel's lawyer, Yair Nehorai, claimed Monday that he had only confessed to the crime because his Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) interrogators had not allowed him access to legal counsel.

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