Iran to hang nine more over election unrest

Iran said on Tuesday it would soon hang nine more rioters over the unrest that erupted after the June presidential vote.

Iran to hang nine more over election unrest

Iran said on Tuesday it would soon hang nine more rioters over the unrest that erupted after the June presidential vote.

"Nine others will be hanged soon. The nine, and the two who were hanged on Thursday, were surely arrested in the recent riots and had links to anti-revolutionary groups," said senior judiciary official Ebrahim Raisi, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

The two men hanged last week were among a group of 11 people sentenced to death on charges including "waging war against God" and being members of armed groups.


Reuters

Last Mod: 02 Şubat 2010, 13:45
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