An Iranian court has sentenced an individual to death on charges of spying for the United States, the country’s judiciary said Tuesday, while confirming the arrest of an Iranian-British anthropologist amid tensions with the West.
According to judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili, the individual sentenced to death has appealed and a final decision will be made by the appeals court. He did not provide further details on the case or the identity of the suspect.
Esmaili also confirmed authorities had detained Iranian-British anthropologist Kamil Ahmadi over suspected links to institutes affiliated with foreign intelligence services. He said the case was in the initial investigation phase.