Iran Executes ‘CIA Spy’

The alleged spy was a former member of the unit that shot down the US drone earlier this week. (CREDIT: ATTA KENARE/ AFP)
The alleged spy was a former member of the unit that shot down the US drone earlier this week. (CREDIT: ATTA KENARE/ AFP)

Iran has hanged a CIA informer said to be a former member of the military unit that downed the US drone on Thursday.

Iran’s Judiciary Unit for Armed Forces confirmed an earlier report by Iran Human Rights organisation (IRH) that Seyyed Jamal Haji-Zavareh was executed last week on charges of “spying for an enemy state and the CIA”.

Hajizavareh was reportedly executed at the Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, west of Tehran.

The justice department has denied Haji-Zavareh had been a senior member of the military unit and has referred to him as “a subcontracted former employee of the Ministry of Defence who had left his job nine years ago”.

However, according to the rights group, prior to his arrest in September 2017, Seyed Jamal (also known as Siavash) Haji-Zavareh was an employee of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). He had been arrested along with his wife, Leila Tajik.

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SOURCE: Ahmed Vahdat
Telegraph