Iran to hang top Sunni rebel,11 others: report

Iran will execute 12 members of a Sunni rebel group,including one of its senior militants,by the end of this week.

Written by Agencies | Tehran | Published: July 11, 2009 4:28 pm

Iran will execute 12 members of a Sunni rebel group,including one of its senior militants,by the end of this week,the Fars news agency reported on Saturday. Abdolhamid Rigi,brother of Abdolmalik Rigi who heads the shadowy Sunni group Jundallah (Soldiers of God),will hang along with 11 others,the agency said quoting Hojateslam Ebrahim Hamidi,head of the judiciary in the restive southeast province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

“They will be hanged,inshallah,by the end of the week,” said Hamidi,adding that the 12 have all been accused of being “mohareb” — enemies of God.

Shiite Iran accuses the Jundallah group of launching regular attacks in Sistan-Baluchestan province which borders both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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