February 4, 2023

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Iran’s regime hangs former deputy defense minister accused of spying for UK

Iran’s regime has executed a former deputy defense minister who was sentenced to death for spying for the UK. (Reuters)

Los Iran’s repressive forces It was passed this Saturday Former Deputy Defense Minister Alireza AkbariA British-Iranian citizen was sentenced to death for espionage UK Intelligence ServicesThe news agency reported Mizan Online.

Alireza Akbari, 61, was hanged after being found guilty “Corruption on earth and intelligence by changing information attacks the internal and external security of the country”, according to the aforementioned media outlet.

The Iranian government announced the death sentence of the former deputy minister last Wednesday It is not known when he was convicted of “spying for MI6”. “1,805,000 euros, 265,000 pounds and 50,000 dollars.”

Her execution was carried out despite calls from the international community for her arrest.

Iran must end the threat of brutal executions”, confirmed this Friday British Foreign Secretary James Wise.

We are following Alireza Akbari’s case closely.he added.

For his part, America They have demanded the immediate release of the former Deputy Defense Minister.

“Iran must not continue with its cruel threat of execution,” British Foreign Secretary James said wisely on Friday. (Reuters)

“The United States echoes the British government’s firm call for Iran not to proceed with this execution and for the immediate release of Mr. Akbari,” the minister defended at a press conference. External Affairs Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel.

on the Wednesday morning broadcast BBC Akbari the Persian said that after much suffering he confessed to crimes he had not committed Torture.

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The Islamic Republic of Iran has accused it of using Prisoners with dual citizenship Especially, but from other countries, like The extent of pressure or exchange of prisoners with other countries.

It is called “Hostage diplomacy“Iran by other countries and organizations Human rights.

He served as Deputy Defense Minister during Akbari’s reign The former president was reformist Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005) and was arrested three years ago.

The Ministry of Intelligence described Akbari One of the most important intrusion cases in security A native of Persia.

Regime propaganda agencies released a video on Thursday showing Akbari’s role in the 2020 assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, He was killed in 2020 in an attack on the outskirts of Tehran that authorities blamed on Israel.

“The United States echoes the British government’s strong call for Iran not to proceed with this execution and for the immediate release of Mr. Akbari,” State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel said at a press conference. (Screenshot: Twitter/StateDeputySpox)

In the video, Akbari did not admit his involvement in the murder, but said a British agent asked him for information about Fakhrizadeh.

His death sentence was announced amid protests in Iran following his killing in police custody Mahza AminiAfter being arrested for improperly wearing the Islamic headscarf.

Tehran has accused USA, Israel, United Kingdom, France and Germany Behind the protests is the closeness of it 500 persons In brutal police repression.

At least four people have been hanged for participating in the protests 17 people have been sentenced to death.

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Iran is one of the leading countries with 246 executions in 2021.

(with information from EFE)

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