Yemen has completed investigation of an Iranian national accused of spaying for Israel and preaching for Bahai religion and referred his case to the court, the official Saba agency reported on Monday.
Hamid Mirza Kamali Srostani, 51, was arrested in the Mukalla city, Hadramout, in 2014 while holding a fake name of Hamid Kamal Mohammed Bin Haidra, Saba said.
A judicial source at the penal prosecution department said the authorities are hunting the other members of the spy ring, it said, adding that Srostani stayed in Socotra archipelago, Mukalla and the capital city of Sanaa as a businessman involved in free trade.
Strostani is facing charges of spying for Israel, inviting Yemenis to embrace the Bahai faith via the internet and direct meetings and seeking to create a homeland for the Bahai believers on the Yemeni soil during the period from 1991 to 2014, according to Saba.
He established businesses in Socotra, Mukalla and Sanaa under fake names, gave false statements and lied to the authorities and had fake documents including his passport with which he could hire and establish houses for Arab and Asian Bahai believers.
In recent years, Yemen has seized several Israeli and Iranian spy cells.