Tehran [Iran], September 26: Ali Salehi, chief prosecutor of Tehran, said on Sunday his office has filed criminal charges against 14 individuals for involvement in the assassination of the country's high-ranking nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
The prosecutor said the individuals have been accused of "corruption on earth," intelligence and espionage cooperation with Israel, collusion with the aim of compromising Iran's security, and acting against national security, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency.
"Corruption on earth" is a term Iranian authorities use to refer to a broad range of offenses, including those related to Islamic values.
Fakhrizadeh, who was the head of the Iranian Defense Ministry's Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, died from severe injuries in a hospital on Nov. 27, 2020 following an armed attack on his car in Absard district, 60 km northeast of Iran's capital Tehran.
Iran has accused Israel of being behind the assassination.