IRAN HANGS 5 KURDISH ACTIVISTS, INCLUDING WOMAN
May 9, 2010: five Kurdish activists, including a woman, were hanged in Iran's notorious Evin Prison.
The Tehran public prosecutor's office in a statement said Shirin Alam-Houli, Ali Heydarian, Mahdi Islamian, Farzad Kamangar, and Farhad Vakili were hanged at dawn. They were convicted of 'Moharebeh', or 'waging war on God', in 2008 for membership in opposition Kurdish groups, including PJAK, and acting against State security. (Sources: Iran Focus, 09/05/2010)