QRZ Logbook

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

German ham detained in Lebanon

Several international news agencies and blogs are reporting that Manfred Haug (OD5/DL6SN) was arrested last Monday and charged with spying by Lebanese authorities who questioned him over his "sophisticated transmitting equipment".

He was later released and no charges were filed after "intense questioning" by counterintelligence officials.

Manfred works at a cheese factory as an engineer and has lived in the country since 1999.

Lebanese officials have ramped up their security efforts in recent months, arresting dozens of individuals and accusing them of spying for Israel.

When in a country with potential security issues and hostilities, stow the radios!