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Alleged Iranian spy set to be tried in Germany

  • Syed Mustufa H. waits for the start of his trial in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The 31-year-old Pakistani is going on trial on allegations he spied for Iran on Israeli and Jewish institutions in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. (Odd Andersen/Pool Photo via AP)

    Syed Mustufa H. waits for the start of his trial in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The 31-year-old Pakistani is going on trial on allegations he spied for Iran on Israeli and Jewish institutions in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. (Odd Andersen/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syed Mustufa H. talks with his lawyers as he waits for the start of his trial in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The 31-year-old Pakistani is going on trial on allegations he spied for Iran on Israeli and Jewish institutions in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. (Odd Andersen/Pool Photo via AP)

    Syed Mustufa H. talks with his lawyers as he waits for the start of his trial in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The 31-year-old Pakistani is going on trial on allegations he spied for Iran on Israeli and Jewish institutions in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. (Odd Andersen/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syed Mustufa H., right, stands behind his lawyers Thomas Penneke, left, and Michael de Saavedra-Maiwaits, center, as he waits for the start of his trial in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The 31-year-old Pakistani is going on trial on allegations he spied for Iran on Israeli and Jewish institutions in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. (Odd Andersen/Pool Photo via AP)

    Syed Mustufa H., right, stands behind his lawyers Thomas Penneke, left, and Michael de Saavedra-Maiwaits, center, as he waits for the start of his trial in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The 31-year-old Pakistani is going on trial on allegations he spied for Iran on Israeli and Jewish institutions in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. (Odd Andersen/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A 31-year-old Pakistani man is going on trial in Berlin on allegations he spied for Iran on Israeli and Jewish institutions in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

Syed Mustufa H., whose full name was not giving for privacy reasons, is due in court Wednesday on espionage charges.

H., who came to Germany in 2012 to go to university, is accused of having collected information on a professor at a university in Paris, the former president of the German-Israel Society and others in Western European countries.

Prosecutors say he then passed the information to a contact person with the Iranian intelligence agency. He's alleged to have received at least 2,052 euros ($2,170) for his spying activities.

H., who was arrested in July 2016, faces a possible five years in prison.