Tehran prosecutor says 18 people suspected over assassination of nuclear scientists to be prosecuted
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 18 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Eighteen people suspected over the assassination of Iran's nuclear scientists are currently under arrest, and soon will be prosecuted, Tehran Prosecutor General Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said, ISNA reported.
"A great deal of work has been done regarding this case, as the spies from Israel and the U.S. were prevented from realizing their plans," he added.
Elementary-particle physicist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was assassinated in a bomb attack in Tehran on January 12, 2010. Physicist Majid Shahriari was killed in a bombing in Tehran on November 29, 2010 and professor Darioush Rezaiinejad was shot and killed by a gunman with an AK-47 in Tehran on July 23, 2011.
When asked about the arrest of Iranian former president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani's daughter Faezah Hashemi, Dolatabadi noted that her six-month detainment ends on March 20, and she will be released from prison.
On 3 January, Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court, sentenced Faezeh Hashemi to six months in prison and a five-year ban from political, cultural, and press activities on charges of "propaganda against the regime."
Regarding the recently arrested journalists in Iran, Dolatabadi said that they have all been released.
In February, Iran's Intelligence arrested several local journalists, who allegedly were illegally working with Western media, namely the BBC.
The local branches in Iran, as said the intelligence report, were getting assignments from the Western network, and were collecting sensitive data, news and other information.