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Iranian Court Sentences Man To Death For Physicist's Killing

Source: RFE/RL

Iran's IRNA news agency has reported that Majid Jamali Fashi was convicted of killing scientist Masoud Ali Mohammadi. IRNA quoted Iran's Prosecutor-General Gholam Hossein Mohseni as confirming "the sentence to execute Majid Jamali Fashi has been issued."

Majid Jamali Fashi
Majid Jamali Fashi was convicted of killing the scientist

Iranian authorities claim Fashi was spying for Israel and cooperated with Israel's Mossad spy agency to plant a bicycle with a bomb outside Mohammadi's house last January.

Fashi's trial lasted less than one week. His lawyers have 20 days to launch an appeal.

Grave of assassinated Iranian physicist, Massoud Ali-Mohammadi

compiled from agency reports

Copyright (c) 2011 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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