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Newsline: Iranian ‘diplomats’ charged with filming Israeli embassy in Nairobi

Two Iranians and a Kenyan who police suspect were planning to commit a terrorism attract at the Israeli Embassy in Nairobi were charged in court. The suspects Sayed Nasrollah Ebrahimi, Abdolhosein Gholi Safaee and Moses Keyah Mboga were allegedly arrested by Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) after they were caught filming and taking photographs of the Embassy which is one of the most guarded buildings in Nairobi. Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Joyce Gadani remanded the three suspects until December 6 when the court will rule on whether they will be released on bail pending trial. The magistrate noted that the two foreigners do not enjoy diplomatic immunity as their lawyers had alleged. Prosecutor Duncan Ondimu told the court that Ebrahimi, Safaee and Mboga had visited Kamiti Maximum prison where they had gone to pay a visit to jailed Ahmad Mohammed and Sayed Mousavi who were found guilty of possessing explosives, which they allegedly planned to use for an attack in the country.



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