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  • Updated: December 16, 2023

Man executed on guilty of espionage against Iran

Man executed on guilty of  espionage against Iran

Authorities in Iran, on Saturday, executed a man who was sentenced to death after being convicted of working with Israel’s intelligence services.

“The death sentence was carried out this morning against a spy of the Zionist regime in Zahedan prison” in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, the judiciary’s Mizan Online website said.

Though it failed to identify the man, the judiciary said he had been convicted of “intelligence cooperation and espionage for the benefit for the hostile Zionist regime (Israel)”.

He was also found guilty of “collecting and providing classified information to the Mossad spy service with the aim of disrupting public order”, Mizan added.

It was not immediately clear when or where the man was arrested or put on trial.

Allnews.ng recalls that Iran has previously announced the arrests of alleged agents working for foreign countries, including Israel, its regional arch-foe.

In December 2022, the Islamic republic also hanged four people who had been convicted of collaborating with Israel’s intelligence services.

Iran does not recognise Israel and the two countries have engaged in a shadow war for years.

Tehran has always accused Israel of carrying out a wave of sabotage attacks and assassinations targeting its nuclear programme, while the United States and Israel accuse Iran of using drones and missiles to attack US forces and Israel-linked ships in the Gulf.

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