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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