Iran hangs man convicted of spying for Israel

Teheran prosecutor: Man arrested many times for spying; got $60,000 for information on military, Revolutionary Guard navigation systems.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 28, 2010 08:24
1 minute read.

The Teheran Prosecutor's Office said that a man accused of spying for Israel was executed in Teheran's Evin Prison early Tuesday morning, official Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

In and out of prison for decades, Ali Akbar Siadati was arrested in 2008 while trying to escape Iran with his wife, according to IRNA.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


He was accused of conducting espionage "under the umbrella of business services initially, after which he got in direct contact with one of the Israeli embassies in the region, after which he gradually began dispatching secret military information" to Israel, IRNA reported.

RELATED:
Report: Syria uncovers Israeli spy networks with Egypt's help
Egypt arrests 4 citizens over spying for Israel

According to the official Iranian news agency, Siadati was arrested again in 2009, when "29 pages of top secret information" were discovered in his briefcase.

He was suspected of meeting Israeli agents in Turkey, Thailand and Holland.

Siadati reportedly confessed to receiving between three and seven thousand dollars for each set of information he delivered, totaling 60,000 dollars.

He was said to have passed on numbers of Iranian military aircraft, training and operational flight information, causes of air disasters, and vital information on Revolutionary Guard air navigation systems.


Related Content

February 21, 2018
Conflicting interests: Iran confronts Turkey in Syria's Afrin region

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

Israel Weather
  • 11 - 21
    Beer Sheva
    12 - 20
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 9 - 17
    Jerusalem
    12 - 17
    Haifa
  • 14 - 25
    Elat
    11 - 22
    Tiberias