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Israeli spy faced treason accusation before death

JERUSALEM — An Australian-Israeli citizen suspected of spying for Israel who died while secretly held in an Israeli jail in 2010 had been charged with grave security crimes and was considering a possible plea bargain, according to a lawyer who met with him before his death.

Avigdor Feldman said Thursday that the crimes include espionage and treason, but he declined to say what the specific charges were, citing a court-imposed gag order.

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