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'Israeli spy' executed in Iran

An Iranian man convicted of spying for the country's arch-enemy Israel has been hanged, Iran's official news agency reported.

The report by Irna identified the man as Ali Akbar Siadat and said he was hanged in Tehran's Evin prison.

Earlier in the week, Iran's judiciary had announced that a spy for Israel would be executed soon.

Irna said Siadat was arrested in 2008 and accused of providing Israel with classified information on Iran's military capabilities.

The report also said he began his alleged espionage activities in 2004. There were no details on how Siadat obtained the classified information.

Espionage is punishable by death under Iranian law. In 2008, Iran hanged another Iranian convicted of spying for Israel.

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