Iran executes British-Iranian dual citizen Alireza Akbari state media announced

Alireza Akbari, a British-Iran­ian dual cit­i­zen who was sen­tenced to death in Iran, has been exe­cut­ed, accord­ing to Iran­ian state media.

Alireza Akbar­i’s fam­i­ly has been invit­ed to prison for a “final vis­it” on Wednes­day, and his wife said he was moved to soli­tary confinement.

Iran’s for­mer deputy defense min­is­ter was arrest­ed in 2019 and con­vict­ed as a British spy, a charge he denied.

Britain had called on Iran to sus­pend exe­cu­tions and imme­di­ate­ly release them.

Britain’s For­eign Sec­re­tary James Clev­er­ley warned on Fri­day that “Iran must not pro­ceed with the bru­tal threat of execution”.

“This is a polit­i­cal­ly moti­vat­ed act by a bar­bar­ic regime with utter dis­re­gard for human life,” Clev­er­ley tweet­ed on Wednesday.

Iran released a video this week that appears to be coerc­ing Akbar­i’s confession.

In an audio mes­sage received by BBC Per­sia, Mr Akbari claimed he was tor­tured into con­fess­ing to a crime he did not commit.

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