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Iranian executed for spying for Israel

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December 28, 2010 | 9:46 am

Iran 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 information in his possession.

Siadat was charged with “supporting the Zionist regime” by meeting Israeli agents over 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. How he obtained his information was not reported.

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

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