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Iran executes ex-nuclear whistleblower

Aug 8, 2016, 12:41 PM
News ID: 1277
Iran executes ex-nuclear whistleblower

EghtesadOnline: Iran said that it executed former nuclear whistleblower Shahram Amiri.

“He was sentenced to death in primary court and the sentence was confirmed by Supreme Court, “said Iranian Judiciary Spokesman Hgolam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei in his weekly press conference Sunday.

He said that Amiri was charged with espionage for enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran, according to ISNA.

He further continued that Amiri who had access to confidential information about the Islamic Republic of Iran was linked to the enemy and the US, and had given the confidential information to the US.

He said that the US falsely thought that Iran had not been aware of Amiri’s communications.

The US thought that Iran had not been aware how they took him to Saudi Arabia and sent him abroad, Ejei said, adding they thought that Iranian intelligence does now have any information about the move, while the measures under scrutiny of Iran.

He said that Amiri’s charge was investigated in several sessions and he went on trial.

The primary sentence issued for him was objected by Amiri and Supreme Court investigated his case one more time meticulously.