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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Iran Executes 'Spy'

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran has executed an Iranian man for spying for the United States, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported Monday.


It said Siavash Bayani was hanged in Evin Prison outside Tehran last week on charges of spying for the "Great Satan, America."


Bayani had left Iran for the United States about 1984, where he had sought political asylum but returned about three years ago to gather information for the CIA, the agency said. Iran announced Bayani's arrest in June 1996 and said at the time that he was an air force colonel.


IRNA said Bayani confessed to "disgraceful activities: spying for the Great Satan, America" and said he had received $1,000 to $1,500 for each contact.