In Germany, a Sudanese immigrant
(since 1993) admitted in court that he served as a spy for the Sudan embassy,
from August 2006 until his arrest in October 2007. He was paid $155 a month to
collect information (including video) on Sudanese refugees that were organizing
anti-Sudan demonstrations and media events. The accused often pretended to be a
photo-journalist. It's common for dictatorships to hire, or coerce, some exiles
to spy on the others.