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Segev was arrested in May at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv and incommunicado detained until Shin Beth, the internal security service, announced his detention on 18 June.
Segev was arrested in May at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv and incommunicado detained until Shin Beth, the internal security service, announced his detention on 18 June. RONEN ZVULUN / AFP

Gonen Segev, Israeli energy and infrastructure minister between 1995 and 1996, agreed on Wednesday (January 9) to plead guilty to Iran's spying and should be sentenced to 11 years in prison, the Israeli Ministry of Justice in a statement.

At the end of an agreement between the defense and the indictment, Gonen Segev should be sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for "Aggravated espionage" is "Transferring information to the enemy". The agreement will be submitted to the approval of a court that will meet on February 11th.

According to the indictment, whose uncensored part was made public during the opening of the trial in Segev, in July, he is accused of having provided Iran since 2012, while residing in Nigeria, information on the location of sites that host Israeli security services and names of officials.

Segev was arrested in May at the Ben-Gurion airport near Tel Aviv and incommunicado detained until Shin Beth, the internal security service, announced his detention on 18 June.

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He is said to have met his Iranian contacts several times in several countries and reported information on security and energy resources for Israel, Shin Beth said at the time of his arrest.

Imprisoned for ecstasy trafficking

Doctor, elected in 1992 on a far-right list, Gonen Segev left his party and voted in favor of the Oslo II accords in September 1995, allowing then Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to hand over Parliament the second phase of this agreement that should have led to the creation of a Palestinian state.

He was later appointed Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. In 2003, he was sentenced to one year of suspended sentence for attempted fraud. A year later he was sentenced to five years in prison for ecstasy trafficking.

Iran is Israel's pet, convinced that the nuclear and ballistic program of the Islamic Republic is an existential threat.

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