Iran condemns 'Israel spy' to death
Iran yesterday sentenced to death a man accused of playing a key role in the 2010 murder of a top nuclear scientist and of spying for Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported.
"The sentence to execute the terrorist Majid Jamali Fashi ... has been issued" for the assassination of scientist Masoud Ali Mohammadi, Iran's prosecutor general Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie said, quoted by IRNA.
Mohseni Ejeie, who is also spokesman for the Iranian judiciary, said the sentence was passed yesterday, less than a week after the opening of Jamali Fashi's trial.
His defence lawyers have 20 days to launch an appeal.