Virginia Man Accused of Spying for Syria

Feds arrested a Virginia man for spying on Americans protesting the Syrian government. The Dept. of Justice says Syrian-born American Mohamad Anas Haitham Soueid, 47, taped and recorded demonstrators protesting President Bashar al-Assad and gave them to Syrian intelligence, NBC Washington reports. Soueid also lied on an application to purchase a 9-mm pistol. He faces 15 years for the spying charges, 15 years for the firearms charge, and 10 years for lying to federal investigators. Anti-Assad protesters in Syria are less lucky; the United Nations says over 2,900 people have been killed in Syria since pro-democracy uprisings began six months ago.

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