Intelligence: Recruiting Refugees to Spy


May 5,2008: In Germany, a Sudanese immigrant (since 1993) admitted in court that he served as a spy for the Sudan embassy, from August 2006 until his arrest in October 2007. He was paid $155 a month to collect information (including video) on Sudanese refugees that were organizing anti-Sudan demonstrations and media events. The accused often pretended to be a photo-journalist. It's common for dictatorships to hire, or coerce, some exiles to spy on the others.




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