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05/15/12

Iran Executes "Mossad Assassin" of Top Nuclear Scientist

Source: Press TV

The man convicted of espionage for the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, and assassinating a top Iranian nuclear physicist has been executed in Tehran's Evin Prison.


Majid Jamali Fashi was executed in Tehran's Evin Prison. (August 2011 file photo)

Majid Jamali Fashi, who assassinated Massoud Ali-Mohammadi in January 2011, was brought to justice under the Iranian judicial system on Tuesday.

Jamali Fashi was also found guilty of receiving training from Mossad inside Israel as well as $120,000 to assassinate the Iranian scientist.


Majid Jamali Fashi with his lawyer during a court session in August 2011

The Mossad assassin had also confessed to having received forged documents in Azerbaijan's Heydar Aliyev Airport to travel to Tel Aviv.

He also pleaded guilty to charges of damaging residential structures in Iran following the terrorist act as well as keeping drugs at home.

He was sentenced to death after being convicted in a trial last August.


Professor Ali-Mohammadi

Professor Ali-Mohammadi, a lecturer at Tehran University, was killed when an explosive-laden motorbike was blown up with a remote-controlled device near the professor's home in the Qeytariyeh neighborhood of northern Tehran on January 12, 2010.

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