Three people hung for Zahidan blast have nothing to do with incident: Nobel prized laureate
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 9 / Trend , D. Khatinoglu/
Iran's human rights activist and Nobel prize laureate Shirin Ebadi said those who were hung 30 hours after the blast at Zahidan mosque have nothing to do with the act of terrorism.
An act of terrorism occurred at an Ali ibn Abu Talib Shiite mosque in Zahidan on May 29. The blast killed 25 and wounded 125. About 30 hours later, three men charged with blast were hung. Iranian prosecutors said 88 individuals were arrested in Zahidan on June 7. The arrested are charged with disturbing peace. Thirty of them are Afghan citizens. Ebadi condemned blast at a Shiite mosque, presented condolence to families of victims and said he was surprised at execution of three men for the act of terrorism.
Ebadi said the guilty must be imprisoned and court must determine the punishment. "According to information from Sistan and Balochistan prosecutors, the three men who were hung were in prison when the act of terrorism occurred. It is impossible for them to commit the blast while being in prison," Ebadi said.
Pakistan-based Jundallah has assumed responsibility for the blast in the Zahidan mosque. The organization said the blast aims to undermine stability prior to the president elections to take place on June 12.
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