More Environmental Activists Arrested for Spying
More Environmental Activists Arrested for Spying
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

More Environmental Activists Arrested for Spying

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

More Environmental Activists Arrested for Spying

Three more people involved in environmental projects have been arrested on espionage charges, a judiciary official said on Sunday, days after an Iranian-Canadian head of a wildlife NGO detained on the same charges committed suicide. The arrests were made in the southern province of Hormozgan, Judiciary Spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei said at a press briefing, without offering further details, ISNA reported. Iran had earlier announced the arrest of several people who had been gathering sensitive information under the guise of scientific and environmental activities, without mentioning the number of the detainees.  Mohseni-Ejei said “infiltration” by the United States and Israel is a serious issue, which is aimed at not only collecting information but also influencing important decisions made in the country. According to him, no foreign national has been arrested in the case so far. Iranian officials say Kavous Seyed-Emami, director of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, was part of a spy network associated with US and Israeli intelligence agencies and took his own life in prison because of the weight of evidence against him. “Not all the people who have been working in such organizations are spies. Some of them were unaware of the spying. This is what has made the case difficult, and we have to wait for issues to be clarified,” the judiciary spokesman said.


Subscribe to the Financial Tribune to continue reading this article or Log in to your account if you are already a subscriber.

Find out more about our subsciption plans here.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/tnrDVe
  1. https://goo.gl/pQBcUV
  • https://goo.gl/GPkftm
  • https://goo.gl/LM2FX7
  • https://goo.gl/uPJZyU
  • https://goo.gl/4uJEud

You can also read ...

China, Russia Seen as Major Partners
Senior advisor Ali Akbar Velayati says Iran’s policy is...
Ali Akbar Salehi
Iran said the reaction of the global community to Washington’s...
Iran Should Continue Complying With Nuclear Deal
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (...
Twitter Shut Legitimate, Not Anti-Gov’t, Accounts
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused...
China Says Will Broaden Economic Interaction
China’s Ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen emphasized his country’s...
Hassan Rouhani’s UNGA  Presence Confirmed
President Hassan Rouhani will attend the United.ons General...
Longer-Term Deposits Could Supplant Rate Hikes
Amid months-long speculations that the Central Bank of Iran...
Anarchists Attack Embassy in Athens
In the latest attack against an Iranian diplomatic mission,...

Add new comment