Iranian court reportedly approves death sentence of scientist accused of being ‘Mossad spy’

The Iranian justice system approved the death sentence of a scientist who was accused of spying for Israel, according to a report by the Iranian news agency ISNA. The scientist, Ahmadreza Djalali, was a researcher and lecturer of disaster medicine in Stockholm medical university and was arrested in Iran in 2016.
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The Iranian Supreme court approved the death sentence of the Iranian scientist who was accused of spying for the Israeli Mossad agency, according to a report by the semi-official Iranian news agency ISNA. The accused man is Ahmadreza Djalali, a researcher and lecturer of disaster medicine in Stockholm medical university. 

Djalali was arrested in Iran in 2016. The Iranian prosecution claimed the information passed on by him led to the assassination of senior nuclear scientists. It was claimed that he shared information with the Israeli Mossad about 30 key figures in Iran's nuclear program in exchange for "money and Swedish citizenship."

According to ISNA, Djalali has confessed to spying for Israel. The execution date remains unknown, but the condemnation is reportedly final and an appeal cannot be made. Last month, 75 Nobel prizewinners signed a letter calling the Iranian government to release Djalali, according to various reports.

 


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