Ex-member of Iranian intelligence dies in Istanbul hospital 

A former member of Iranian intelligence died in an Istanbul hospital on Monday, Turkish daily Sözcü reported.

Masoud Molavi was receiving treatment over wounds suffered in a drive-by shooting on Nov. 14, the newspaper said.

Molavi was known for his stance against the current Tehran regime and had been living in Istanbul for a while.

Turkish police have launched an investigation on suspicion of an execution.

Molavi’s death follows that of a British ex-army officer and co-founder of a Syrian emergency rescue service, who was found dead on a street in Istanbul on Oct. 11. Russia considered James Le Mesurier to be a British spy.

Turkish police had focused on the possibility of suicide in Le Mesurier’s case.