Majid Jamali Fashi, who was accused by Iran of being an Israeli spy and convicted of the 2010 killing of nuclear scientist Massoud ali-Mohammadi, is to be executed in Tehran on Tuesday, according to media reports.
In addition to the murder charge, Fashi, who was arrested in January 2011, was also convicted of visiting Israel, where he allegedly received instruction and training from the Mossad as well as $120,000 for the assassination of Mohammadi.
In a video interview aired in Iran in January 2011, Fashi confessed to the Mossad connection and the killing. He also claimed he only received half of what the Mossad had promised to pay him. He was tried and convicted in Tehran in August 2011.
Mohammadi was killed on January 12, 2010 by a booby-trapped motorcycle that exploded near his Tehran home.
Iranian state-owned Press TV reported on Sunday that a court had convicted 13 other people accused of spying for Israel. According to Press TV, the defendants were lured into spying for the Mossad by overseas-based satellite television networks and clever advertising campaigns, and they accepted large sums of money from Mossad and CIA agents.