Iran executes 3 men charged with terrorism
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 18
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran’s Judiciary has confirmed that three people, charged with terror attacks, were executed on Aug. 17.
The executed men killed three policemen in a terror attack in Iran’s south-western province of Khuzestan, Amanat Behbahani, an official with the province judiciary said, YJC news agency reported Aug. 18.
The men were also involved in other “terrorist acts,” the official added.
Iranian media identified the executed men as Ghais Obidawi, Ahmad Obidawi and Sajad Obidawi.
Behbahani said other convicts of the case were given prison sentences.
In April 2015, three police officers were killed when gunmen opened fire on a temporary police station at a park in the city of Hamidiyeh, about 25 kilometres west of the provincial capital city of Ahwaz.
Murder, rape, armed robbery and trafficking of drugs in quantities in excess of 5 kilograms are among the crimes punishable by death in Iran.
Iran ranks second, after China, in terms of the number of executions in the world.