(TJA) — Ali-Akbar Siadat was hanged at a prison in Tehran on Tuesday morning after being convicted of spying for Israel, according to the Iranian news agency IRNA.
He had been found guilty of passing information about the country’s military, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, to the Mossad. He was arrested in 2008 while trying to leave the country with his wife and with 29 pages of classified materials in his possession, the report said, and was charged with meeting with Israeli agents over six years in countries such as Turkey, Thailand and the Netherlands. The news agency did not report how Siadat obtained the classified information.
On Sunday, another Iranian was sentenced to death for working as a spy for Israel. In November 2008, Iran executed an Iranian telecom salesman convicted of spying for Israel.