Man sentenced to death for spying for CIA: Iran’s judiciary

A man has been sentenced to death in Iran for spying for the CIA and attempting to pass on information about the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme, Iran's judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

"Amir Rahimpour who was a CIA spy and got big pay and tried to present part of Iran's nuclear information to the American service had been tried and sentenced to death and recently the supreme court upheld his sentence and you will see it carried out soon," Gholamhossein Esmaili said, according to Fars.

Two people working for a charity were sentenced to jail on similar charges, Esmaili said.

“Two ... CIA spies who were working under the cover of an organization and charitable foundation have been identified, tried and sentenced to ten years in prison for spying and five years in prison for acting against national security,” Esmaili said earlier.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05
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