“James is of Iranian descent…”
“Top British Army aide accused of spying,” by Duncan Gardham, Philip Johnston and Thomas Harding for the Telegraph, with thanks to DFS:
A military aide to the commander of British forces in Afghanistan appeared in court yesterday accused of spying.
Cpl Daniel James, 44, is charged under the 1911 Official Secrets Act with “prejudicing the safety of the state” by passing information “calculated to be directly or indirectly useful to the enemy”.
It was said he had communicated with a “foreign power” in the incident on Nov 2, believed to be Iran….
James is of Iranian descent and speaks fluent Pashtun, the main language in Afghanistan, making him invaluable to the Army which is very short of translators.
Neighbours at his Â£800,000 house in Brighton, said his mother speaks only Farsi, the main language of Iran.