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Iran executes four people for having alleged links with Israel’s Mossad security service

Mizan, the news website affiliated with the country’s judiciary, said three men and one woman were executed on Friday morning

AP/PTI Tehran Published 30.12.23, 07:36 AM
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Iran executed on Friday four people and sentenced several others to prison for having alleged links with Israel’s Mossad security service, local media reported.

Mizan, the news website affiliated with the country’s judiciary, said three men and one woman were executed on Friday morning. It identified the men as Vafa Hanareh, Aram Omari, Rahman Parhazo and the woman as Nasim Namazi. The report didn’t say how the deaths were carried out, but Iran usually applies hanging.

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The four were charged with kidnapping several Iranian security forces to extract intelligence information, Mizan reported. They were also accused of setting fire to cars and apartments of some of Iran’s intelligence agents.

The report also said several others — working with the same group — were each sentenced to 10 years in jail, without giving further details.

This came less than a week after an alleged Israeli airstrike killed a high-ranking Iranian general in Syria.

Iran and Israel have long accused each other of spying and waging a shadow war for years.

In November, UN chief Antonio Guterres said Iran was carrying out executions “at an alarming rate”, putting to death at least 419 people in
the first seven months of the year.

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