Four Individuals Sentenced to Death for Espionage

The Iran Supreme Court confirmed the death sentences against four defendants convicted of espionage. Hossein Ordukanzadeh, Shahin Imani Mahmood-Abad, Milad Ashrafi Atbatan and Manuchehr Shahbandi Bajandi were sentenced to death allegedly for collaboration with Israel and kidnapping. In May 2022, these individuals were arrested by IRGC intelligence and the Ministry of Intelligence.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting ILNA, the Supreme Court of Iran confirmed the death sentences against four individuals accused of espionage for Israel.

In this legal case, three other defendants were sentenced to five to ten years in prison on the charges including “act against national security, aiding and abetting in murder.”