Shahram Amiri executed for nuclear espionage for US

TEHRAN, Aug. 07 (MNA) – Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said on Sunday that Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri has been executed on charges of transferring sensitive information to the US.

Speaking during a press conference on National Journalists’ Day on Sunday, Mohseni Ejei asserted that journalists face hardship and high responsibility in their work; they should stay away from partisanship which brings burden and liability.

He pointed to the case of Shahram Amiri who was a nuclear researcher at Malek Ashtar University of Technology working for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization before he disappeared while on Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in 2009 and resurfaced in Washington some time later. “He revealed Iran’s secrets and vital nuclear information to our enemy,” Ejei underlined, adding he was trialed legally and in the presence of his lawyer.”

According to Iran’s law, judicial system determines 10 years in prison or death penalty on espionage charges, he underlined adding the case was investigated seriously and with obsession and eventually death sentence was determined for Shahram Amiri.

Responding to a question on the judicial pursuance of former VP Hamid Baghaei, Ejei said his case is still in public prosecutors office and has not been sent to the court yet.

Asked about the execution of a group of 20 terrorists for committing several murders and undermining national security, Ejei said these people had committed murder, injured and disabled more than 40 civilians, killed women and children, caused destructions and acted against the security in some Kurdish regions and fired on civilians in Sanandaj.

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