IRAN HANGS MAN ACCUSED OF TAKING PART IN RECENT BOMBING
February 19, 2007: Iranian authorities in the restive province of Sistan-va-Baluchistan, south-eastern Iran, hanged a man in public for his alleged role in last weekās deadly bombing of a bus belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), on February 14.
Nasrollah Shanbe-Zehi was hanged at the site of the bombing in the city of Zahedan after being sentenced to death by a local branch of the revolutionary court.
State media reported that 11 members of the province's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) died in last weekās attack and 31 others were left injured.
The governor of Zahedan Hassan-Ali Nouri had earlier accused agents of the āGlobal Arroganceā, or United States, of carrying out the attack. His comments were mirrored by Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini, who said that an investigation into the attack found that it was masterminded from abroad. (Sources: Iran Focus, 19/02/2007)