IRAN. THREE MEN HANGED FOR DEADLY BLASTS
February 14, 2007: Iran executed three men, Ghasem Salami, 41,Â Majad Albughbish, 30, and Abdolreza Sanawati, 34,Â who were convicted of deadly bombings in the southwest oil city of Ahvaz in 2005, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.
Ahvaz has a large ethnic Arab population which has been simmering with anti-government unrest since 2005. The men hanged in Ahvaz prison were the last in a group of 10 to be executed for the bomb attacks.
Three were publicly executed in December, followed by four in January. The European Union had condemned the previous executions, questioned the conduct of the menâs trial and called on Iran not to execute the remaining three. (Sources: Independent Online, 14/02/2007)