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Scientist, Found Guilty of Endangering Security of Israel, Sentenced to 18 Years

A Jewish scientist, Jean Pierre Selan, was sentenced Friday to 18 years Imprisonment on charges of espionage. This is the longest sentence ever imposed on a scientist found guilty on charges of endangering the security of the state officials said. No details were released on Selan’s place of birth, the duration of his stay In Israel, or for whom he was spying. The trial was held in secret session before a three judge Tel Aviv district court. But it was learned that Selan was charged with espionage, conspiracy and with an Intent to jeopardize Israel’s security and with maintaining contact with an enemy agent. He was found guilty on all charges.