Lebanese telecommunication employee arrested on spying charges
Lebanese authorities have arrested a senior manager at the country's main telecom company Ogero on charges of spying for Israel, a Lebanese security source said Monday, DPA reported.
The arrested man, identified only as Milad, 66, was arrested few days earlier. He worked in a technical department at Ogero.
According to the source the spy suspect was supposed to retire last year, but requested an extension of his work contract for another year.
Milad is the fourth telecommunications official arrested this year in an alleged ring linked to Israel's intelligence service Mossad.
Last week an indictment was filed by the Lebanese prosecutor's office against Tarek Rabaa, an employee at the Lebanese cellular company Alfa, for spying for Israel, a charge punishable by death.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, who is scheduled to speak Tuesday evening, is expected to address the recent espionage findings in Lebanon.
Israel has not commented on any of the Lebanese charges.
Since last year, some 70 people have been arrested in Lebanon on charges of spying for Israel.
On July 21, the Lebanese cabinet unanimously agreed to file a complaint with the UN Security Council against Israel for spy rings uncovered in Lebanon.