Iran executes ex-government employee on US spying charges: report

Iran executes ex-government employee on US spying charges: report
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Iran executed an ex-contract employee on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Reuters reported Saturday.

Jalal Hajizavar left his post at the aerospace organization of the Iranian defense ministry nine years ago.

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He was convicted by a military court after an investigation which discovered documents and spying equipment at his home, according to Reuters, which cited an IRIB news agency report.

Hajizavar was reportedly executed at the Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, west of Tehran.