An Iranian accused of spying for US and Israeli intelligence was executed on Monday, in accordance with Iran’s official IRIB information company.
Last month, the judiciary stated Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, who was arrested in 2018, had spied on former Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani, including nonetheless that the case was not related to Soleimani’s killing earlier this 12 months.
On January 3, a US drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani, chief of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force. Washington had accused Soleimani of masterminding assaults by Iran-aligned militias on US forces within the area.
The execution comes at a time when tens of millions of Iranians have taken to social media to protest towards the demise sentences awarded to a few males accused of taking part in anti-government protests final November.
Their executions have been suspended, certainly one of their attorneys, Babak Paknia, stated on Sunday.
Rights activists stated the sentences for the three males have been geared toward intimidating future protesters.
Witnesses stated safety forces fired tear fuel final Thursday to disperse demonstrators within the southwestern metropolis of Behbahan who have been protesting towards financial issues but in addition the demise sentences towards the three males.
The Farsi hashtag “Don’t execute” was tweeted tens of millions of occasions final week. Reuters