IRAN: 12 PEOPLE EXECUTED
December 20, 2010: twelve people were hanged in Iran, in two different cases.
Eleven men were executed in the south-eastern city of Zahedan (capital of Baluchestan province). According to the official website of the Iranian judiciary in Zahedan, all the men were convicted of Moharebeh (at war with the God) and supporters of the Sunni militant group Jondollah.
The eleven men executed in the prison of Zahedan early in the morning were: Abdolbaset Shahbakhsh, son of Allah Dad; Abdolnaser Shahbakhsh, son of Allah Dad; Abdolshakor Zangi Zahi, son of Hossein, convicted of Moharebeh, and shooting at the security forces and killing three of them; Mohammad Saleh Eslam Zahi, son of Ata Mohammad; Naser Shahbakhsh, son of Zaman; Lal Mohammad Shahbakhsh son of Karim; Ataollah Rigi, son of Mohammad, convicted of Moharebeh, taking part in arm clashes with the security forces killing 12 of them; Abdolrahman Naroei, son of Khaleghdad, convicted of giving shelter to the militant groups and providing explosives; Abdolraof Shahbakhsh, son of Shanbeh, Moharabeh and participation in armed clashes; Balanch Naroei, son of Ali, convicted of Moharebeh, armed robbery and kidnapping; Ahmad Naroei, son of Abdolkarim, convicted of Moharebeh through disruption of order after the Zahedan mosque bombing, kidnapping.
According to the Iranian daily Asr-e-Iran, on the same day a young woman identified as Mahin Ghadiri, 33, was hanged early in the morning in the prison of Qazvin, west of Tehran.
The woman was convicted of stealing and killing six people in 2008, and was sentenced to 74 lashes, giving back the stolen items, imprisonment and six times Qesas (retribution; by hanging), according to the report. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, Ansa, 20/12/2010)