Iran executes 13 in Baluchistan

Iran executed 13 members of the Sunni militant group Jundallah in Zahedan, Sistan-Baluchistan province, July 14. Jundallah, which reportedly has up to 1,000 armed fighters, claims to fight against the Shi’ite regime’s marginalization of Iran’s 2 million ethnic Baluchis, who are mostly Sunni. Tehran blames the group for attacks including a mosque bombing in May that killed 25. Amnesty International had appealed for a stay of execution. (AFP, BBC News, July 14)

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