Iranian TV Broadcasts Purported Confession of Iranian-Swedish Academic Sentenced to Death

Updated: Apr 26, 2019

Iranian state TV has aired what it calls a confession by Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish academic who has been sentenced to death on charges of spying for Israel during nuclear talks with world powers.

The video aired late December 17, 2017 and was prepared by Iran's Intelligence Ministry. In the video, a narrator speaks over images of a purported "interview" with Djalali that is crosscut with archive footage, accusing him of being a "traitor" and of having been recruited by Mossad.

A scene from Ahmadreza Djalali’s forced confession that was aired on Iran’s state-run IRIB news channel on December 17, 2017.