Iran executes two for post-election violence, nine others sentenced to death

Two Iranians were executed Jan. 28 and nine others have been sentenced to death for their roles in last summer’s post-election protests, according to the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA). The two executed men, identified as Momammed Reza Ali Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour, were convicted on charges of mohareb, or enmity against God, and had earlier been appeared in televised show trials. Amnesty International condemned the executions, saying, “[t]hese shocking executions show that the Iranian authorities will stop at nothing to stamp out the peaceful protests that persist since the election.” (Jurist, Jan. 28)

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