IRAN - Reza Askari Executed on “Espionage” Charges

15 July 2020 :


Reza Askari Executed on “Espionage” Charges. Gholamhossein Esmaili disclosed that Reza Askari, a prisoner on death-row for "espionage" has been executed. Mizan, the judiciary’s online news agency, quoted Gholamhossein Esmaili, the spokesperson for the judiciary, as saying that a prisoner was executed in an Iranian prison on charges of "espionage" last week. There is no information on the exact date or location of the execution. While being questioned about the case of Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, a political prisoner on death-row, Gholamhossein Esmaili, elaborated: “Last week, we carried out a similar sentence against a retired Ministry of Defence aerospace employee. He retired in 2016 and later connected to the CIA, and sold the information he had on our missile production to the CIA and received money from it. He was arrested and tried and sentenced to death and was executed last week. He was Reza Askari. They should know, that’s intelligence dominance. Askari was monitored and documents were collected and finally, his sentence was carried out.”


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