Iran executed a man convicted of spying for the United States and Israel, according to the official radio agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The man, Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, was accused of spying on the former commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani.
The judiciary said that the case of Mousavi, who was arrested in 2018, had nothing to do with Soleimani’s murder in a US drone strike on January 3 this year.
The United States has accused Soleimani of being the mastermind behind the attacks by militias loyal to Tehran on American forces in the region.
The announcement of Mousavi’s execution came at a time when millions of Iranians participated in social media protests against the death sentences of three men accused of participating in demonstrations against the government last November.
Their execution has been suspended, one of their lawyers said on Sunday.