Iran Hangs Three 'Terrorists' For 2010 Bombings
October 21, 2012
Iran's judiciary says that it has hanged three men in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan Province for bombings in 2010 that killed 67 people.
The three men were identified as Yahya Charizehi, Abdoljalil Kahrazehi, and Abdolbasset Rigi.
Charizehi and Kahrazehi were convicted for a bombing in Chabahar city in December 2010 that killed 39 people who were taking part in a Shi'ite religious procession.
Rigi was has been found guilty of a bombing in Zahedan in 2010 that killed 28 people.
All three men were hanged in a Zahedan prison.
The Iranian judiciary called the three "terrorists" but did not mention Jundallah, the Sunni rebel group that claimed responsibility for both attacks in the predominantly Shi'a Muslim country.
News of the hangings came two days after a suicide bomber killed two pro-government Basiji militiamen and wounded five others outside a mosque in Chabahar.
Based on reporting by Reuters and dpa
Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.
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