Iran‘s judiciary announced Wednesday that four members of a “network of thugs linked to Israel‘s Mossad intelligence service” who were arrested in the country in late May have been sentenced to death.
Those members of the “Mossad-led network” were accused of stealing and destroying both public and private property, as well as kidnapping people and extracting false confessions from them, after they were detained in a joint operation by the Mossad Guard Corps. the Islamic Revolution of Iran (IRGC) and the Intelligence Ministry, the Iranian Student News Agency cited the media center of the judiciary.
Following due legal procedures, final court rulings were issued on the cases of the seven members of the network, the report says, adding four of them, namely Hossein Ordoukhanzadeh, Shahin Imani Mahmoud Abad, Milad Ashrafi and Manouchehr Shahbandi, who were sentenced to death on charges of “carrying out intelligence cooperation with Israel and kidnapping”.
The rest of the members of the network were sentenced to prison terms of five to 10 years for “committing crimes against the national security of Iran, complicity in kidnappings and possession of weapons,” according to the report.
On May 22, the IRGC announced in a statement the arrest of the “Mossad-linked thug network,” according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. ■