The Iranian judiciary announced the verdicts on Wednesday after the Supreme Court confirmed the sentences on Sunday.
Five people have been put to death in Iran for spying for Israel, the country’s judiciary announced on Tuesday.
According to the official judiciary news website, four individuals—Hossein Ordoukhanzadeh, Shahin Imani Mahmoudabad, Milad Ashrafi Atlanta, and Manouchehr Shahbandi Bojandi—were hanged early Sunday.
According to the judiciary, they were ‘thugs’ who were guided by Israeli intelligence in destroying public and private property, committing thefts, taking hostages, and obtaining false confessions. According to it, a Mossad operative based in Sweden provided them with
According to the judiciary, all the individuals had a history of offenses, with Ordoukhanzadeh – the alleged key connection with Mossad – having been incarcerated in Greece between 2014 and 2017 for attempting to traffic individuals from Turkey to Greece.
According to Iran’s judiciary, Mossad’s involvement is demonstrated by the fact that the suspects allegedly received payment in cryptocurrencies and received training in how to destroy evidence, evade security cameras, and switch vehicles.
The judiciary announced the verdicts on Wednesday after the cases were referred to the Supreme Court, which confirmed the death sentences carried out on Sunday.
Five additional individuals were convicted of crimes against national security, accessory to kidnappings, and possession of firearms, besides the four who were executed.
Iran and Israel are regional arch-foes, and Iran occasionally announces the detention of people it says are working for foreign powers, including the United States and its European allies.
Iran has been experiencing unrest for more than two months, starting in September after Mahsa Amini, a young woman who was arrested by the country’s morality police for not adhering to a mandatory dress code died.
According to the Iranian judiciary, the United States, Israel, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Saudi Arabia were behind the unrest, and 40 foreign nationals were arrested during “riots” from September onward.
The individuals supposedly were arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the intelligence ministry about six months ago and executed on Sunday for “spying on behalf of Iran’s enemies.”