German ‘spy’ remanded to custody by Chios prosecutor

A prosecutor and a magistrate on the eastern Aegean island of Chios on Tuesday night ordered that a 72-year-old German national facing espionage charges after being arrested on the island last Thursday, be remanded in custody pending trial.

A retired mechanic, the German man had been a permanent resident of the village of Armolia since 2010 and had been allegedly taking photographs of the island’s military camps and infrastructure in exchange for cash.

In his statement to the local magistrate the suspect allegedly stated that he sent the information to a Turkish contact, known to him as “Mustafa,” and that he was paid for any information he collected on military installations and movements on the island.