Charge sheet for Anat Kam, accused of espionage for handing documents to Haaretz
Anat Kam as suspect in serious espionage case, for allegedly handing over classified documents to Haaretz correspondent Uri Blau.
Anat Kam was named Thursday as the suspect in a serious espionage case, for allegedly handing over classified documents to Haaretz correspondent Uri Blau, during her service as an Israel Defense Forces soldier in 2008.
Below is a translation of the indictment against her, courtesy of Dimi Reider
District Court of Tel Aviv Jaffa Serious Crime Case 17959-01-10
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
The State of IsraelvsAnat Kam (b. 1987)
(In house arrest since 15 December 2009)
INDICTMENT (for publication)
(Top Secret appendixes to this indictment will be served to the court in a sealed envelope. The court is asked to keep it (sic) in the safe).
A. The facts of the case:
1. Since August 2005 to June 2007, as part of her military service, the accused served as office clerk in the bureau of GOC Central Command (Hence: GOC). She was promoted to assistant head of bureau in April 2006.
2. As part of her work, the accused was exposed to many documents and presentations in various degrees of classification, authored in the various departments of the General Staff, the Chief of Staff's office, and the various divisions of the command. The documents contained plans of military operations, summaries of discussions within the IDF, deployment and order of battle (ORBAT) of IDF forces, summaries of internal IDF inquiries, IDF situation estimates, IDF targets, and so on and so forth (hence: documents and presentations).
3.a. During her military service the accused stored in a special folder the documents and presentations and, near her discharge from the IDF, on or about May 2007, the accused, through another, copied the contents of the file onto two discs, one for documents and the other for presentations.
b. The accused did so out of ideological motivations and with the intent to damage the security of the state, among other means, through publishing the documents to the general public.
4.a. After copying the files, the accused took the discs and carried the document disc to her home, despite having no authorization to do so.
b. In or around June 2007, the accused copied the document disc onto the mobile IBM computer at her home.
c. The document disx contained over two thousand documents, 700 of which were classified as "secret" and "top secret."
d. All the documents as detailed in the document list in the top secret addendum to this indictment (marked - Appendix A).
5. In summer 2008, the accused offered the documents in her possession to journalist Yossi Yehoshua, but the delivery of the documents to Yehoshua never took place.
6. On or around September 2008, the accused, acting without legal authority and with the intention to harm the security of the state, delivered a large amount of documents to journalist Uri Blau (hence: Blau), including documents classified as "top secret" and "secret" (the lists of documents in Appendix B and Appendix C).
7. After delivering the documents to Blau, the accused had an unknown number of conversations with him to clarify, without legal authority and with intention to harm the security of the state, the contents of the documents, including operation names, codes, targets and dates, and so on.
8. Using the information revealed in some of the documents given to Blau by the accused, Blau published, beginning in November 2008, a number of stories in the Haaretz newspaper.
9. By her acts listed above the accused collected, held over two years and divulged secret information, without having the authority to do so, and all with the intention to harm the security of the state.
B. The charges against the accused:
1. Serious Espionage (divulging secret information with the intent to harm the security of the state) - an offence against clause 13b of the Penal Law 1977 (hence: The law).
2. Serious Espionage (gathering secret information with the intention to harm the security of the state) - an offence against clause 113c of the law.
C. Prosecution Witnesses
1-8. Officers of the National International Crime Investigation Unit
9. "Shaykeh" from the Shin Bet (to be called via the Tel Aviv District Prosecution)
10. Rani from the Shin Bet (to be called via the Tel Aviv District Prosecution)
11. "Steve" from the Shin Bet (to be called voa the Tel Aviv District Prosecution)
12. Yossi Yehoshua, of 23 Hagalgal Street, Ramat Gan 52392
THE LIST OF WITNESSES IS NOT FINAL.
April 7, 2010, Tel Aviv
Hadas Forrer-GafniSenior Deputy A at Tel Aviv District Criminal Prosecution