Shahram Amiri hanged for leaking confidential information to US
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Shahram Amiri a nuclear scientist handed confidential and vital information to the United States is being hanged.
His whereabouts were kept hidden by Iran, Scientist father had believed that he was held at a secret detention center.
Mr. Amiri had disappeared in Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and resurfaced a year later in the United States.
Conflicting accounts said he had either been abducted or had defected at a time when international tensions over Iran’s nuclear programme were at their peak.
He then returned to Tehran in July 2010 claiming that he was being kidnapped by CIA agents at gunpoint in the Saudi city of the medina.
Shahram Amiri said he was kidnapped but the U.S officials told that he was supposed to get $5 million for his help in understanding Iran’s contested nuclear programme.
Shahram Amiri was convicted of spying charges in a death sentence case upheld by an appeals court.
Mr. Ejehi did not explain why authorities never announced Mr. Amiri’s conviction, though he said Mr. Amiri had access to lawyers.
It is said that his family mistakenly believed he only received a 10-year prison sentence.
Shahram Amiri mother saying her son’s neck bore ligature marks suggesting he had been hanged by the state.
A private satellite television channel based in London first reported Saturday that Mr. Amiri had been executed.