Pakistani convicted of tracing Israeli targets for Iran in Germany
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BERLIN, Germany: A Pakistani man was convicted in Germany on Monday of spying for Iran to search out potential attack targets for the Revolutionary Guards, reports foreign media.
The court found he spied "Against Germany and another NATO member," France, for the al-Quds Force, the foreign operations wing of the elite Revolutionary Guards.
Syed-Naqvi compiled dossiers on possible attack targets – a German lawmaker who is the former head of a German-Israeli organization, and a French-Israeli economics professor.
The court heard they detailed the targets' homes and work places, various access routes to them, as well as information on security guards, surveillance cameras and nearby police stations.
A representative of Germany's domestic intelligence service, which handles counterespionage, said it was alerted to the defendant by a "Reliable" source.
The Karachi-born Syed-Naqvi came to Germany as a student in 2012 and most recently lived in the western city of Bremen.
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