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Israeli Imprisoned in Yemen, Accused of Spying

An Israeli accused of spying for Israel has been imprisoned for the last several weeks in Yemen, the country’s media reported Wednesday.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 1/3/2013, 11:45 PM

Prison - illustrative
Prison - illustrative
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An Israeli accused of spying for Israel has been imprisoned for the last several weeks in Yemen, the country’s media reported Wednesday.

The man who goes by two names-- Abdullah Muhsan al-Himi al-Siari and Abraham al-Deri-- was reportedly arrested in the southern province of Ta'izz several weeks ago, after bring accused of working for the Israeli Mossad and setting up an espionage network in the country.

He was reportedly taken to the nearby city of Aden for questioning and was recently moved to a different holding facility.

According to Yemeni media, this is the first time an Israeli citizen has been arrested in the country.

No further details have been released at this time. 

Meanwhile, Israeli citizen Andrei Pashnichikov, 24, was arrested last week in Taba after entering Egypt without a passport. He was also taken in for questioning on suspicion of espionage.

Pashnichikov reportedly "infiltrated into Egypt through a mountainous area near Taba," an Egyptian security source said, without elaborating.