Majid Jamali Fashi
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Iran hangs man for killing nuclear scientist

Jamali Fashi, accused of aiding Mossad in assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist, executed in Tehran

Iran's state TV says authorities have hanged a man who was sentenced to death for the 2010 killing of a nuclear physicist.


The broadcast said that Majid Jamali Fashi, who had been accused of being an agent of the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, was hanged in Tehran on Tuesday morning.


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Jamali Fashi, 24, was sentenced to death after being convicted in a trial last August.


Tehran University physics professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi was killed by a bomb-rigged motorcycle that exploded outside his house as he was leaving for work in January 2010. He had no publicly disclosed link to Iran's nuclear program.


Iran says that Israel and the US are trying to disrupt its nuclear program through covert operations. At least five Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed in recent years.




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