The assassin of Iranian physicist confessed he had had connections with Israel's intelligence service Mossad.
Defendant Ali Jamali Fashi
Elementary-particle physicist, Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, was assassinated in a bomb attack on January 12, 2010. He had just left his home when a bomb hidden in a motorcycle was detonated.
Grave of assassinated Iranian physicist, Massoud Ali-Mohammadi
Defendant Ali Jamali Fashi, who was arrested after the assassination of Ali-Mohammadi, was charged with moharebeh (enmity against God).
According to the Islamic Republic of Iran's penal codes, which is based on Shia Islamic law, any attempt to undermine national security would be regarded as an instance of moharebeh, which carries death penalty.
During a trial session on Tuesday, Jamali Fashi said that he exchanged information with Mossad and received trainings including how to plant a bomb, and how to work with computers, cameras, camcorders, tracking systems in order to conduct terrorist acts.
He said that he received 5 to 10 thousands dollars each time he met Mossad's agents.
"I (repeatedly) met with Mossad's agents at the Zionist regime's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey."
He said he provided Mossad with information either directly in Turkey or indirectly from Tehran.
Jamali Fashi said he planned to carry out five other terrorist acts, including killing Professor Majid Shahriari, who was assassinated on November 29, 2010, but refrained from that.
The final ruling will be issued in the near future.
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