IRAN: DEATH SENTENCE FOR SCIENTISTâS KILLER
August 28, 2011: in Iran, Majid Jamali-Fashi was sentenced to death for murdering scientist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi in January 2010 on behalf of Israel to stop Iran developing nuclear technology, official news agency IRNA reported. IRNA quoted a judiciary spokesman as saying Majid was convicted of âwaging war against Godâ and being âcorrupt on Earth.â The prosecution said Jamali-Fashi had traveled to Israel to receive training from the Mossad intelligence agency, and had been paid $120,000 for the assassination.
An Iranian opposition website said at the time that Ali-Mohammadi was an opposition supporter who had backed moderate candidate Mir hossein Mousavi in the disputed June 2009 presidential election, suggesting there may be other motives for his murder. (Sources: Daily Star, 29/08/2011)