Kenya: 2 Iranian Men in Israeli Embassy Case Are Deported

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) stands next to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as they deliver joint statements in Yerushalayim, in Feb. of this year. (Amir Cohen, Pool via AP, File)

Kenyan officials say two Iranian men who were found with video footage of the Israeli embassy have been deported after a deal was reached to drop charges against them.

The two men had faced charges of collecting information to facilitate a terrorist attack. The head of Kenya’s antiterrorism unit, Munga Nyale, said the men were deported Saturday after a court order.

Sayed Nasrollah Ebrahim and Abdolhosein Gholi Safaee were riding in an Iranian embassy vehicle when they were arrested outside the Israeli embassy late last month. The prosecution said an agreement to deport them was reached after a meeting between the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Iranian embassy.

Iran has said the two men are lawyers who were in Kenya representing two Iranians jailed for 15 years for terrorism.