Posted by: bahareiran | January 4, 2011

Mass hanging of 11 Sunni rebels in Iran

Iran on Monday hanged 11 members of the Sunni militant group Jundallah which claimed last week’s devastating suicide bombing of a Shiite mourning procession, a judiciary official said.

‘This morning 11 members of those belonging to (Jundallah), who in recent months were involved in terrorist attacks in the province … have been hanged in Zahedan jail,’ Sistan-Baluchestan provincial justice department head Ebrahim Hamidi told state news agency IRNA.

Hamidi said those hanged were identified and arrested by Iranian security and intelligence forces…

Hamidi said they were charged with ‘corruption on earth, fighting against God and the Prophet and confronting the sacred regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran.’ Under Iranian penal code these crimes are punishable by death.

‘Thus they were convicted and sentenced to hanging. The sentence was carried out after receiving confirmation from the judiciary,’ he added. (AFP – Dec 20, 2010)

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