Aug 7, 2016, 5:15 PM
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Judiciary spokesman confirms Shahram Amiri's execution

Tehran, Aug 7, IRNA – Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei on Sunday confirmed execution of Iranian nuclear researcher Shahram Amiri.

Mohseni Ejei told reporters that Amiri had access to top secret information about the Islamic Republic of Iran and got linked to Iran's number one enemy, the United States.

Amiri had provided the enemy with vital information about Iran, the judiciary spokesman said.

One of the cases in which Iran overpowered the US intelligence agency was the case of Shahram Amiri, Mohseni Ejei said, adding, 'CIA thought that its movements were kept away from the eye of Iranian Intelligence Ministry.'

'They took Amiri to Saudi Arabia, thinking that we are not aware of,' he said, adding that Iran was closely monitoring the plot.

Noting that Amiri stood trial several times in presence of his defense lawyer, he said that Amiri appealed to the court of justice against the primary verdict which was death sentence.

His appeal was lodged with the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court once again reviewed the charge brought against the defendant because the spies are in some cases sentenced to death and in other cases are subject to ten years in prison, Mohseni-Ejei said.

Mohseni-Ejei said that family of the defentant believed that the verdict was 10 years in prison, but, he had received death penalty in the primary verdict and after the legal proceedings his verdict was upheld by the Supreme Court and he was finally put to death, Mohseni Ejei said.