Report: Egypt remands alleged Mossad spy Grapel 15 days

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 9, 2011 18:28

Egyptian Authorities extended the remand of alleged Mossad spy Ilan Grapel 15 additional days, the website for Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Saturday.

According to the report, the investigation of Grapel is still ongoing and therefore his detention was extended.

Grapel was arrested at his downtown Cairo hotel by Egyptian state security officers last month on suspicion of working for Israeli intelligence to foment sectarian strife and gather intelligence on post-revolution Egypt. The Emory University Law student, and dual Israeli- American citizen, traveled to Egypt this summer as part of his work for a charity helping African refugees. His family, friends and the Israeli government have categorically denied that he was working as a spy in Egypt.


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