Alireza Akbari former minister of Iran has been sentenced to death in Iran after accusing him of spying for the British Intelligence agency.
Alireza Akbari served as deputy defense minister in the reformist government of Mohammad Khatami, who served as Iran’s president from 1997 to 2005.
Islamic Republic judicial news agency reported, “Alireza Akbari was sentenced to death for corruption on earth and for harming the country’s internal and external security by passing on intelligence.”
According to the intelligence ministry statement, “Akbari had become a key spy for Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service — MI6 — due to the importance of his position.”
Akbari’s age, profession, date of arrest, or sentence was not given nonetheless, it was said that the decision had been approved by the Supreme Court, though no specific date was given.
Iran executed four persons charged with collaborating with Israel’s spy agency at the beginning of December.
Iran executed the sentences four days after the Supreme Court affirmed the death penalty as a punishment for the defendants’ intelligence cooperation with the Zionist regime (Israel) and kidnapping.