Iran executes ex-defense ministry staffer convicted of spying for CIA: Report

The Saturday report says Jalal Hajizavar was hanged last week in a prison near Tehran.
The report said Hajzavar admitted in court that he was paid to spy for the CIA. The report said authorities also confiscated espionage equipment from his residence.(AFP FILE)
The report said Hajzavar admitted in court that he was paid to spy for the CIA. The report said authorities also confiscated espionage equipment from his residence.(AFP FILE)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 09:45 AM IST
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Tehran | ByAssociated Press

Iran’s state TV says authorities have executed a former staff member of the Defense Ministry who was convicted of spying for the CIA.

The Saturday report says Jalal Hajizavar was hanged last week in a prison near Tehran.

The report said Hajzavar admitted in court that he was paid to spy for the CIA. The report said authorities also confiscated espionage equipment from his residence.

It said the court sentenced Haizavar’s wife to 15 years in prison for her role in the espionage.

Occasionally, Iran announces the detention of spies from foreign countries, including the US and Israel.

In 2016, Iran executed a nuclear scientist convicted of spying for the US.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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