Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Iran prosecuting five "spies"
Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Iran will prosecute five people who allegedly spied for foreign countries, the country's semi-official FARS news agency reported Wednesday.
Tehran Attorney General Ja'afari Dolatabadi did not give a date for the trial but said the five would face court "soon."
One alleged spy is a 28-year-old who used to work in the aviation and space industries and had "gathered some information," Dolatabadi told FARS.
Another has a masters degree and was "very familiar with Tehran's important issues and had gathered some information for foreigners," he said.
The third case involves a 33-year old who also had a masters degree and had been in touch with "foreign agencies," received large sums of money in dollars and cash, and had tried to take information out of the country, Dolatabadi said.
Another person, who is 42, "had connections with information agencies of an enemy country," and the fifth had gathered "useful" information about Iran's defense and financial sectors and given it to "enemies," Dolatabadi told FARS.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 7:16 AM