An Iranian man was sentenced to death on Sunday for assassinating a nuclear scientist in January 2010 and spying for Israel, The Telegraph
reported IRNA as saying.
Majid Jamali Fashi was convicted of moharebe
, i.e. waging war against god, for placing a bomb covered bicycle outside the home of Tehran University physics professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi. The ensuing bomb blast killed Mohammadi. Fashi was also accused of receiving $120,000 from Israel's Mossad agency and for cooperating with both Israel and the United States, who Iran blames for the disappearances of several nuclear scientists over the past few years.