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TMCNet:  BRIEF: Lebanese telecom spy suspect released on bail

[December 13, 2012]

BRIEF: Lebanese telecom spy suspect released on bail

BEIRUT, Dec 13, 2012 (The Daily Star - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A Lebanese telecommunication sector employee who was arrested in July 2010 over suspected involvement in an alleged network of Israeli spies was released Thursday on bail, judicial sources told The Daily Star.

Charbel Azzi, who worked as a technical engineer for Alfa, one of Lebanon's two cell service providers, was released on a bail of LL10million, the sources said.

The suspect, who is still on trial, is charged with entering enemy territory, collaborating with Israel and providing it with information.

Azzi was the third person to be arrested in a probe into a suspected network of Israeli spies employed in the country's telecom sector.

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