Afghan-German man held for spying for Iran

January 15, 2019 | Brainwave Science

Afghan-German man held for spying for Iran


A 50-year-old man with dual citizenship of Afghanistan and Germany was detained on Tuesday on suspicion of passing on data to an Iranian intelligence agency. The suspect, Abdul Hamid, had previously worked for the German Military.

Hamid was a language expert and cultural adviser for the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). He is suspected of having passed information to an intelligence agency in Iran. Hamid had access to sensitive data including information on troop deployments in Afghanistan.

Iran is suspected of carrying out espionage and cyber attacks against European and German militaries.

The ambassador of Iran was summoned by the foreign ministry to admonish Tehran for its spying activities on persons and groups which had close ties with Israel.


Investigative agencies need to ascertain the involvement of Hamid in a speedy manner. Moreover, it is not only Hamid but the other facilitators and spies who need to be identified and stopped. Hamid is just the tip of the iceberg. This is a matter of National Security for Germany.

The challenge is that the interrogation methods in use across the world cause the suspect to suffer. Also, the time which is taken to elicit the truth, if at all, is indefinite. Torture is not an effective way to gather intelligence. Language is also a barrier during interrogation. If the interrogator and the subject are not fluent in a common language, then a lot will be lost in translation. Also, the level of involvement in specific incidents cannot be determined using traditional methods of gathering intelligence. Agencies will be very interested in a way of interrogation using which clues about the structure of a criminal organization can be gathered by talking to a very limited number of available suspects. Although we have highly advanced techniques like DNA and fingerprinting, they are not applicable to more than 1-2% of all cases. The sample collection, preservation and transportation is expensive and labor intensive.

Iran’s animosity against Israel is well known, in fact, an ex-minister from Israel was caught recently for spying for Iran. Read more here.

Spying is more common than is believed. Spies from 20 foreign intelligence agencies, including NATO allies such as France and Germany, are have been attempting to steal Britain’s most sensitive secrets. Read more here. The cyber-infrastructure including government websites, portals, and services are also under threat from hackers and spies. Even Iranian officials working on the Nuclear Deal have been targeted by hackers. Read more here.


The biggest revolution in security and intelligence gathering is here. Unlike DNA and Fingerprinting, it is applicable to 85-90% of criminal and civil cases. Unlike a polygraph test, it is purely objective. Unlike interrogation, it is non-invasive and does not involve torture of the subject. It is a very efficient process where a subject can be tested in around 45 minutes. The name of this ground-breaking technology is iCognative. It has been developed and marketed by Brainwave Science. This one of a kind technology is loved by law enforcement and investigative agencies across the world. Apart from the advantages listed above, iCognative is very easy to learn and easy to operate. It accurately indicates the presence or absence of crime-related information in the brain of the suspect. Investigators can rest assured that they will be able to identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. More and more crimes can be solved if iCognative is used to find out if the subject is aware of crime-related information. Also, once criminals know that such an accurate and scientific method exists, they will be deterred from committing crimes.

The iCognative test can help the investigators to tap into Abdul’s brain and get valuable clues about whether he is linked to the crime or not. If he really is linked to the crime, then iCognative can help get valuable clues into the level of his involvement.

iCognative software needs help of a human test subject and gathered evidence.  The gathered evidence, also called ‘stimuli’, can be in the form of images, words and phrases. In the case of Abdul Hamid, the stimuli can be the information which the investigators have collected about Hamid’s activities.

The stimuli can be leaked images, names and phrases which refer to troop deployment details and other sensitive data which he is suspected of leaking. iCognative system uses a specialized headset and a computer system, to conduct a short test on the subject, which indicates whether has any knowledge or recollection of the images, words or phrases presented in front of him on the computer screen or not.

iCognative is highly portable and customizable. It reports its results with 99.9% accuracy in the form of ‘information present’ or ‘information absent’. iCognative is a reliable way to garner information about a suspect, his or her organization, the past deeds and future plans.

Investigators must try iCognative to experience the latest in intelligence gathering.

Main Source: Reuters

Image Source: BBC