Iran: Man sentenced to death for killing nuclear scientist

August 28, 2011 15:49

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.

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