Iran man sentenced to death for spying for UK
The Iranian regime regularly announces the arrest of people suspected of spying for other countries.
Iranian justice has sentenced to death an Anglo-Iranian convicted of spying for the UK, the Judiciary body announced on Wednesday, angering London , who requested that the sentence not be carried out.
Alireza Akbari was sentenced to death for corruption on earth and for undermining the internal and external security of the country by having transmitted information, Mizan Online said.
British Foreign Minister James Cleverly reacted strongly on Twitter: Iran must suspend the execution of British and Iranian national Alireza Akbari and release him immediately. This is a politically motivated act by a barbaric regime that has complete disregard for human life, he condemned.
Mizan Online n& #x27;did not provide specifics on the dates of the arrest and conviction, which was upheld by the Supreme Court.
The agency does not specify nor the functions that the convict exercised.
It does however indicate, citing an Intelligence Ministry statement, that Alireza Akbari had become a key spy for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) due to the importance of his position.
< p class="e-p">He provided important information from the country to this service, according to the same source.
On February 2, 2019, the daily Iran, a government newspaper, had published an interview with Alireza Akbari as a former deputy defense minister in the reformist government of Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005).
In early December, four Iranians were executed after being sentenced to death for cooperating with Israel, the Islamic Republic's sworn enemy. arrest of agents suspected of working for foreign intelligence services, notably from Israel.
Relations between Tehran and Lo ndres have been weighed down in recent years by the arrest of several dual nationals.