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Iran hangs alleged spy, opposition collaborator

Tuesday December 28, 2010 03:44:00 PM, DPA

Tehran: Iran Tuesday hanged a man charged with spying for Israel's Mossad intelligence service and another man for collaboration with an opposition group, the judiciary reported.

Ali-Akbar S. had allegedly cooperated with Mossad for six years and provided it with classified information on the missile programme of the Iranian revolutionary guards, for which he received $60,000, official news agency IRNA said.

The man was arrested in 2008, sentenced to death and hanged Tuesday in Tehran's Evin prison.

The second man, identified as Ali S., was charged with collaboration with current and former members of the militant opposition group People's Mujaheddin of Iran (PMOI).

Iran regards the Paris-based PMOI as a terrorist group after implicating it in the assassinations of several high-ranking officials.

 


 

 

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