Ahmad Reza Jalali, an Iranian-Swedish will be executed by the end of the month after being charged with spying for Israel.
Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported Wednesday that Jalali, a disaster medicine doctor, and researcher, was arrested in 2016 while he was on an academic visit to Iran.
“Jalali was accused of sharing information to the Israeli intelligence about Iran’s nuclear program that led to the killing of two Iranian nuclear physicists,” ISNA added.
The Iranian Supreme Court approved the execution of Jalali but did not disclose further details on his case.
The execution order came after Hamid Noury, a former Iranian prosecution official who was arrested by Swedish authorities in 2019, faced a life sentence in Sweden on charges of war crimes and human rights abuses.
Noury was accused of playing an important role in the killing and torturing of political prisoners at the Gohardash prison in Karaj city of Alborz province in Iran in 1988.
ISNA also reported that Iran’s foreign ministry summoned the Swedish ambassador recently and expressed Iran’s objection to the “baseless” accusations that the Swedish prosecutor made against Iran during Noury’s court case.
“Noury’s case is not real, and the Swedish government at the request of Israel arrested Noury in order to pressurize the government of Iran to release Jalali,” ISNA quoted a political source as saying.
Editors Note: Story “IRAN-EXECUTES-SWEDISH-IRANIAN-NATIONAL” corrected on 05.05.2022 01:02
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