Saturday, 6 August 2016

Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri 'executed'

Posted by Anup Baral August 6th, 2016 :
An Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri detained since 2010 has been executed. Shahram Amiri's mother said the body of her son had been returned to their hometown with rope marks around his neck, showing that he had been hanged. He was later buried. Amiri had been held at a secret location after returning from the US, where he said he had been forcibly taken by the CIA. His family said he was executed on 3rd August and that they had been allowed to visit him the day before.
The BBC has learnt that an Iranian nuclear scientist accused of working with Western intelligence agencies has been executed. Shahram Amiri flew back from the United States to Iran in 2010, but was then detained.

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