Iranian executed for spying for Israel


JERUSALEM (TJA) — Iran has executed a man convicted of spying for Israel.

Ali-Akbar Siadat was hanged at a prison in Tehran on Tuesday morning, according to the state Iranian news agency IRNA.

He had been found guilty of passing information about the country’s military, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, to the Mossad, Israel’s security service. He was arrested in 2008 while trying to leave the country with his wife and with 29 pages of classified materials in his possession.

Siadat was charged with "supporting the Zionist regime" by meeting with Israeli agents over a period of six years in countries such as Turkey, Thailand  and the Netherlands, according to the charges reported by the IRNA. He was paid between $3,000 and $7,000 for each meeting. The news agency did not report how Siadat obtained the classified information.

On Sunday, another Iranian was sentenced to death for working as a spy for Israel. In November 2008, Iran executed an Iranian telecom salesman convicted of spying for Israel.

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