Iran reprieves scientist facing execution for espionage

Move follows pressure on Tehran to re-examine case of Swedish-Iranian researcher Ahmadreza Djalali A Swedish-Iranian scientist facing execution in Iran for espionage on Wednesday has been granted a reprieve, his lawyer has said.Ahmadreza Djalali was not been transferred out of Evin prison in Tehran to Raja'i Shahr jail as expected on Tuesday night, his lawyer said, which would have been a prelude to his killing.

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