A BRITISH man has been executed in Iran after being accused of spying for MI6. 2 Alireza Akbari has been executed by Iran accused of spying MI6 Credit: Reuters2 Rishi Sunak blasted the 'barbaric' regime in Iran Credit: PAHe was sentenced to death for "corruption on earth and harming the country's internal and external security by passing on intelligence". Akbair - a former Iranian defence official - denied all charges against him. In early December, Iran executed four people accused of working with Israeli intelligence, Mizan said at the time. Massive protests are taking place across Iran in one of the most sustained challenges to the regime.