x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Iran to hang nine more over vote unrest

Iran will soon execute nine more convicted rioters in connection with unrest that erupted after the June presidential vote.

Iran will soon execute nine more convicted rioters in connection with unrest that erupted after the June presidential vote, a senior judiciary official was reported as saying. "Nine others will be hanged soon. The nine and the two who were hanged on Thursday, were surely arrested in the recent riots and had links to anti-revolutionary groups," said Ebrahim Raisi, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

The two, who were hanged last week, were among a group of 11 people sentenced to death on charges including waging war against God and being members of armed groups. *Reuters