March 30, 2023

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Iran publicly hangs two men accused of attacking Shazerak tomb.

The two prisoners were convicted of “corruption on earth” and “attacking national security”.

The Iranian justice Two prisoners were sentenced Death PenaltyIranian media reported on Sunday that his participation in the attack on a cemetery in the city of Shiraz that left 15 dead in October would be held in public.

There were two prisoners Guilty of “corruption in the land” and “attacking national security”.The Iranian judiciary announced, state agency IRNA reported today.

There will be two men Hanged in publicAccording to the sentence, a practice that has not been used in recent years in an attempt to improve the country’s image.

According to the court, the perpetrators “aided” the main attackers of the Shiraz cemetery belonging to the Islamic State (IS). Three other prisoners were sentenced to “long terms of imprisonment”. 25, 15 and five years for participating in the attack.

People carry coffins of victims of the Shiraz attack during a funeral. Majid Askaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

The attack took place on October 26 when a man entered the Shazerak cemetery and opened fire on worshipers there. At least 15 people were killed and 40 injured in the attack, which IS claimed responsibility for.

The “coordinator” of the attack was Azerbaijani and “flew from Baku to Tehran”, where he contacted the Islamic State (IS) to organize the attack. For his part, the man who opened fire on the shrine’s worshipers was a Tajik national and died in hospital from injuries sustained during his arrest.

Shortly thereafter, Iranian officials reported 26 citizens of Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan were arrested He described them as “Takfiri terrorists” (Sunni extremists) for their role in the attack.

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President of Iran Ibrahim Raisi, A day later he confirmed that the protests had been sparked by the death of Mahza Amini in September They “paved the way” for the attack on the religious center.

Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi blamed the demonstrations for the death of Mahza Amini, which led to the attack. Handout via Iran President’s Website/WANA (West Asian News Agency)/REUTERS

Iran and Azerbaijan maintain tense relations due to Azerbaijan’s proximity to Israel, particularly due to military ties between the two countries.

In addition, millions of Azerbaijanis live in northern Iran, tripling Azerbaijan’s population, so Tehran fears the possibility of a separatist movement emerging, which would increase tensions with the neighboring country.

According to Amnesty International, Iran is one of the world’s leading perpetrators of the death penalty, with 314 executions in 2021.

(with information from EFE)

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