Australian Probe: Zygier Was Facing 20-year Sentence for 'Serious Espionage'

The Australian foreign ministry investigation confirms Ben Zygier was facing a 20-year prison sentence for a security-related crime and criticizes the Australian government's handling of the case.

Ben Zygier was facing 20 years in prison on “serious espionage” charges when he hanged himself in an Israeli prison, suggests a report published Wednesday morning by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which found fault with the Australian government’s handling of the case.