Bahrain's High Court sentenced a Bahraini national to 10 years and a
fine of more than $26,000 for spying for Teheran from 2002 to 2011. The
determined that the 47-year-old Bahraini, who was not named, worked with two
Iranians to collect military and other data from the Gulf Cooperation
The Bahraini, sentenced on July 5, was said to have photographed homes
of U.S. military personnel in Bahrain for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard
Corps. The court said he was paid more than $27,500 for the photographs and
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Prosecutors asserted that the Iranian operatives worked as diplomats in
the Iranian embassy in Kuwait. They said the Bahraini cell was linked to
another IRGC spy network in Kuwait, which was also directed to provide
information on the U.S. military presence in the GCC sheikdom.
The two Iranian diplomats were not captured. Prosecutors said the
Bahraini was a Shi'ite and relative of the Iranian fugitives.