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Semco Khelqati is only one of a number of people who have been arrested on charges of espionage activities against Iran’s civilian nuclear program. As a graduate of nuclear sciences, he has done researches on cancer treatment via nuclear technology. He used to work at Arak heavy water nuclear reactor which was built primarily for cancer treatment. Three years after the launch of the reactor in 2005, he was arrested on charges of leaking secret information to one of Iran’s opposition groups in exile namely the Democratic Party of Iran’s Kurdistan. The Democratic Party of Iran’s Kurdistan has a long history of armed confrontation with the central government of Iran both before and after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, insisting on the slogan of separation of Kurdistan from the motherland, Iran. The movement has also the history of supporting Saddam Hossein during his 8-years of war against Iran. Statistics show that from 1979 to 2012 the Democratic Party of Iran’s Kurdistan has assassinated 1507 civilians including 724 Sunni Kurds.