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The German secret service suspects that a state official worked for an Egyptian spy agency

July 10, 2020

The German secret service published a report on Thursday that contains an investigation that is believed to have involved a person who worked for the government press office working for an Egyptian spy agency.

The investigation into the alleged espionage case began in December 2019, according to the Federal Government’s annual secret service report, which Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and President of the Protection of the Constitution, Thomas Haldenwang, presented this Thursday.

According to the investigation, which would confirm an article published by the newspaper “Bild” at the time, this alleged spy was a middle-level official within the German administration.

The German secret service suspects that a state official worked for an Egyptian spy agencyThe German secret service suspects that a state official worked for an Egyptian spy agency

The German authorities have indicated that the main goal of the Egyptian secret services on German soil is to identify and identify activists and agents living in Germany who work for the opposition, especially for the Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood.

The government press office, from which reports indicate that the suspect has been working, has refused to comment or make any statements because it was an “ongoing investigation” of “personnel issues”.