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Iran Hangs Man For ‘Terror’, Despite UN Appeal


Iran hanged a person for homicide, abduction, and “terrorist” hyperlinks on Saturday, the judiciary’s web site mentioned, regardless of worldwide requires the execution of the ethnic Baluch to be halted.

Javid Dehghan Khalad was put to demise early within the morning within the restive southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, Mizan Online reported.

It comes a day after the United Nations had appealed to Iran to not go forward with the execution of the 31-year-old.

Mizan mentioned Dehghan was arrested in June 2015 and later convicted of being “one of the leaders” of a “terrorist” group linked to the jihadist Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice).

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Also generally known as Mohammad Omar, he had been discovered responsible of finishing up “armed action against the state”, the web site mentioned.

Dehghan was discovered to have been concerned within the killing of two Revolutionary Guards’ members in 2015, in addition to main a raid aiming to abduct 5 border guards, certainly one of whom was killed, it added.

The UN had on Friday urged Iran to halt the execution because it rebuked the Islamic republic for a spate of latest hangings, together with of members of minority teams.

“We urge the authorities to halt the imminent execution of Javid Dehghan, to review his and other death penalty cases in line with human rights law,” the Geneva-based Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights wrote on Twitter.

“We strongly condemn the series of executions –- at least 28 –- since mid-December, including of people from minority groups,” it added.

London-based rights group Amnesty International has alleged Dehghan’s trial was “grossly unfair” with the court docket counting on “torture-tainted confessions” and ignoring abuses dedicated in the course of the investigation.

Jaish al-Adl has carried out a number of high-profile bombings and abductions in Iran in recent times.

In February 2019, 27 members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had been killed in a suicide assault claimed by the group.

Jaish al-Adl was shaped in 2012 as a successor to Sunni extremist group Jundallah (Soldiers of God), which waged a lethal insurgency for a decade earlier than it was severely weakened by the seize and execution of its chief Abdolmalek Rigi in 2010.

The Islamic republic has come below hearth over a sequence of executions since late final yr of excessive profile figures, together with the previously France-based dissident Ruhollah Zam on December 12 and wrestler Navid Afkari on September 12.


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