All tagged espionage

Iran Releases British-Iranian Academic: London

◢ A British-Iranian scientist detained in Tehran in April for his alleged role in an "infiltration network" has returned to London, the Foreign Office said Tuesday.  "We can confirm that a British-Iranian dual national who was detained in Tehran has returned to the UK," the Foreign Office said in a statement, when asked about Abbas Edalat.

Iran Arrests Population Expert Accused of Spy Links

◢ An Iranian fertility expert accused of working with foreign "espionage networks" to downplay the country's population crisis has been arrested, state news agency IRNA confirmed on Sunday. It did not give details of the charges, but quoted a lawyer who named the expert as Meimanat Hosseini Chavoshi. 

Four Iran Environmentalists Could Face Death Penalty

◢ Four detained Iranian environmental activists could face the death penalty after the charges leveled against them were changed, the Tehran prosecutor said on Wednesday. "After completion of the investigation, the charges against four of the defendants have been changed to corruption on earth," said Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, cited by Mizan Online, a news outlet run by the judiciary.