News of the death sentence for a British citizen from Iran. Last Minute EUROPE, CURRENT, UK headlines and events


Iran has announced that it has sentenced to death a former Defense Ministry official, who is also a British citizen, for spying for the UK. This news appeared in the Iranian state media.

Alireza Akbari was arrested by Iran in 2019 on espionage charges and her trial is still ongoing.

Alireza Akbari was named as one of the spies in one of the country’s most important and strategic centers in a statement by Iran’s intelligence ministry.

British demand for Akbari’s immediate release

This news was followed by the reaction of England. A spokesman for the British Foreign Office demanded Akbari’s immediate release and access to the consulate.

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley also said that the death sentence was a purely political decision and said he wanted the British citizen of Iranian origin to be released immediately.

Cleverly, who posted on his official Twitter account, said: “Iran should overturn the death sentence of Iranian-born Briton Alireza Akbari and release him immediately. “This is a politically motivated act by a barbarian regime that ignores human life,” he said.

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