Selin ATAY-TDO- Iranian judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told a press conference in the capital Tehran that the individual charged with "engaging in espionage activity in military and civilian institutions on behalf of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)" has been sentenced to death.
According to judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili, the individual sentenced to death has appealed and a final decision will be made by the appeals court. He did not provide further details on the case or the identity of the suspect.
Esmaili also said on Tuesday the appeals court issued final decisions on two Iranians, identified as Ali Nafarieh and Mohammad Ali Babapour, sentencing them to 10 years imprisonment on charges of spying for the US. Another man, Mohammad Aminnassab, was sentenced to 10 years on charges of spying for Britain.
In addition, Esmaili announced that Ali Nafarieh and Mohammed Babapour, accused of spying on behalf of the CIA, were sentenced to 10 years in prison and a fine of 55 thousand dollars.
In July, Esmaili announced that as a result of operations by intelligence officials, "a network that was found to be operating on behalf of the CIA in the country's military, nuclear and infrastructure facilities had been destroyed."