A man has been hanged in Iran on charges of spying for US and Israeli intelligence.
Mahmoud Mousavi Majid was arrested in 2018 while spying on General Qasim Soleimani. However, it has not been linked to the assassination of Qasim Soleimani.
The decision comes at a time when thousands of Iranians are campaigning on social media in the name of “Don’t hang.” Two days ago, Reza Asghari, a retired employee of the Aviation and Space Department of the Iranian Ministry of Defense, was hanged for spying for the CIA.
Prior to that, Mahmoud Mousavi Majid worked as a translator. A statement on the decision regarding Mahmoud Mousavi Majid has also been released on Iran’s official website. Mahmoud Mousavi Majid was also accused of taking large sums of money from the US and Israeli secret services, the CIA and Mossad.
Majid emigrated with his family to Syria in 1970, where he began translating into English and Arabic. He preferred to remain after the war began, but his family left the country.