• 14:05
  • Wednesday ,29 December 2010
العربية

Iran executes man as Israeli spy, hangs opposition group member

By-CNN Wire Staff

International News

00:12

Wednesday ,29 December 2010

Iran executes man as Israeli spy, hangs opposition group member

 (CNN) -- Iran has hanged a man convicted of spying for Israel and also executed another man who was a member of a government opposition group, state-run media reported Tuesday.

The executions took place at Tehran's Evin Prison at dawn Tuesday.
 
Ali-Akbar Siadat was sentenced to death for working as a spy for Israeli intelligence. The Islamic Republic News Agency said Siadat admitted to transferring information to Israel over several years in exchange for $60,000.
 
He was arrested in 2008 while trying to leave Iran along with his wife, the news agency said.
 
A second man, Ali Saremi, was hanged for "fighting against the sacred Islamic Republic of Iran system and launching antagonist propagations," the agency reported.
 
He was a member of People's Mujahedeen of Iran, also known as the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization, which has opposed the Iranian government for decades.
 
Tehran considers the group to be a terrorist outfit, as does the United States. The European Union does not.