British army corporal jailed for spying for Iran

November 29th, 2008 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS  

London, Nov 29 (DPA) An Iranian-born army interpreter who worked for Britain’s top general in Afghanistan was Friday sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment by a criminal court here for spying for Iran.Daniel James, 45, was working for General David Richards, the then head of NATO forces in Afghanistan, when he was arrested in December 2006.

A jury at London’s Old Bailey Criminal Court had found him guilty of “communicating information to an enemy”, the most serious of three charges he faced under Britain’s Official Secrets Act.

James, a corporal in the Territorial Army, denied the charges.

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