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Three Executed in Iran for 'Terrorist' Acts and Murder
2021-01-23
[AnNahar] Iran's judiciary hanged two men on Sunday for "terrorist acts" and another for murder and armed robbery, the body's official Mizan Online news agency said.

The three were executed early Sunday morning in the southeastern Sistan-Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province.

Two were named as Hassan Dehvari and Elias Qalandarzehi, arrested in April 2014 after being found with "a large amount of explosives" and weapons.

The pair were convicted of the abduction, bombing, murder of security forces and civilians, and of working with the jihadist Jaish al-Adl ("Army of Justice") group, Mizan said.

Dehvari and Qalandarzehi were also arrested in possession of documents from Jaish al-Adl on "how to make bombs" as well as "takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
fatwas", terms used by Iran's Shiite authorities to refer to decrees issued by Sunni jihadists.

Jaish al-Adl has carried out several high-profile bombings and abductions in Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
in recent years.

In February 2019, 27 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards were killed in a suicide kaboom claimed by the group.

Jaish al-Adl was formed in 2012 as a successor to Sunni hard boy group Jundallah
..."Soldiers of God," a name used by two multiple separate terror outfits, one active in Iran and the other in Pakistain. Both are Sunni organizations that target Shiites. The Pak version has close relations with al-Qaeda and the Pak Talibs and is probably a false nose and mustache for Lashkar-e-Jhangvi...
("Soldiers of God"), which waged a deadly insurgency for a decade before it was severely weakened by the capture and execution of its leader Abdolmalek Rigi in 2010.

The third man executed was named as Omid Mahmoudzehi. He was convicted of armed robbery and the murder of civilians, Mizan said.

Rudaw’s take:
Iran’s executions of religious minorities continue unabated

Iranian authorities executed at least six prisoners in recent days, including members of minority groups, part of what an activist called a wave of executions that is angering the people.

Iran has repeatedly used the death penalty to silence dissent and in the early hours of Sunday morning executed Hassan Dehvari and Elias Qlandarzehi, state-run IRNA reported.

The two Sunni prisoners, Baluchis, were put into isolation on Friday in anticipation of their execution, according to their lawyer. Mohammad Reza Faqihi said his clients were taken into solitary confinement on Friday despite appealing their death sentence and requesting a retrial. The two prisoners were detained in 2015 and sentenced to death in December 2016.

A third prisoner, Omid Mahmoud Zehi, was executed reportedly for murder on Sunday.

A few days earlier, on Thursday, authorities put to death another three Sunni prisoners in Adalatabad prison in Mashhad. The executions were carried out without informing the families.

“The sentences of Hamid Rastbala, Kabir Saadat-Jahani and Mohammadl Ali Arayesh, the Sunni prisoners, were carried out on Thursday … in Mashhad,” Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported on Friday.

Hamid Rastbala had written a letter in the summer in which he said he was under relentless pressure to make televised confessions and described the torture the prisoners experienced. “Some of us were pepper-sprayed in our genitals and anus,” Rastbala wrote. Some of the charges “are related to 1996, while I was 12 at the time.”

The three men were part of a group of ten people who were detained in 2016 and kept in solitary confinement for 10 to 12 months. The detainees were mostly in their early teens at the time and were charged with membership in al-Furqan, a Sunni Salafi group that was active in Iran in the 1990s.

In late December, at least five Baluchi prisoners were put into solitary confinement in anticipation of their execution, their lawyer Mostafa Nili said. Two were later executed.

Baluchis are a mainly Sunni ethnic minority in Iran, mainly living in the southeastern Baluchestan region, near the border with Pakistan. Abdollah Aref, the head of Baloch Campaign that highlights human rights violations in the Sistan and Baluchestan area of Iran, said authorities have executed people because of the activities of their relatives.

"Hasan Dehvari was utterly innocent. His brother is active against the regime. He was detained because of his brother,” Aref told Rudaw English via WhatsApp.

This was not the first time a family member paid the price of a relative’s actions. "A few years ago, the authorities executed 16 Baluch citizens because their relatives were involved in anti- government activities," said Aref. Iran claims these individuals were involved in anti-establishment activities and were charged with rebellion against the state.
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