BEIRUT – Lebanese judicial officials say authorities have released a German engineer detained on suspicion of spying for Israel.
The man, who worked at a dairy factory in eastern Lebanon, was detained late Monday. He was suspected of involvement in passing on sensitive security information to Israel.
The Lebanese officials said on Wednesday no arrest warrant was issued for the man and that he was released late on Tuesday, after questioning. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, in line with regulations.
German Foreign Ministry spokesman Dirk Augustin says the Lebanese questioned the man but launched no proceedings against him.
Since last year, Lebanese authorities have arrested more than 50 people suspected of collaborating with archenemy Israel.
Here’s a handful of many news articles apparently mentioning Manfred Peter Mog as a suspected spy in Lebanon:
- Lebanon Crisis Monitor – German man detained in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel
- Lebanon arrests alleged German spy
- German under suspicion
- Lebanese army intelligence have arrested a German engineer on charges of spying for Israel
- Berlin denies reports of German who spied for Israel in Lebanon