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IDF: Officer who died in military prison wasn’t charged with espionage or treason

An IDF intelligence officer who died in a military prison last month was not charged with espionage or treason, the Israel Defense Forces allows publications to report, though many aspects of the case remain heavily censored.

The military says the officer had not been in contact with a foreign agent and was not operated by one.

In the midst of the fighting last month, the Israel Defense Forces announced that a soldier in its newly opened Neve Tzedek prison had died under unclear circumstances.

The serviceman was found in serious condition in his cell on the night of May 16, and later pronounced dead in what military officials said was a suspected suicide, though no official cause of death had been designated.

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