Iran executes Jundallah leader's brother
The Iranian Sistan-Baluchestan Province Prosecutor's Office reported that head of the Jundallah Organization Abdolmalek Rigi's brother Abdolhamid was executed in Zahedan.
The Sistan-Baluchestan Revolutionary Court declared Abdolhamid Rigi a "muharib," or an individual who spoke out against Allah, the prophet, or the Islamic government. The Iranian Constitution envisages exile and death for an individual convicted of being a "muharib."
Jundallah has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks in Iran. The group has carried out mass murders, armed robberies, kidnappings, acts of sabotage and bombings, the Iranian government reports.
In an attack Oct.18, over 40 Iranians died in Pishin, located in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.
The Iranian intelligence service arrested Abdolmalek in February 2010.