Death Sentences for Iran Protesters
Three people arrested after Iran's disputed presidential election have been sentenced to death, the Iranian ISNA news agency said.
'Three people who were accused in the post-election incidents have been sentenced to death,' ISNA quoted Zahed Bashiri Rad, media officer at the justice ministry, as saying on Saturday.
Bashiri Rad, giving only the initials of the convicts, said that 'MZ and AP were convicted for ties with the Kingdom Assembly of Iran and NA for ties with the Monafeghin (exiled opposition group commonly known as People's Mujahideen).
Prosecutors said the accused admitted to spying but human rights groups say torture is used to obtain so-called confessions.