Thursday, 28 January 2010

AFP: Iran to execute nine protesters 'soon': official

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran will "soon execute" nine people arrested during anti-government protests for seeking to topple the Islamic regime, Fars news agency reported on Tuesday quoting a senior judiciary official.

"The two people executed and another nine who will soon be executed were definitely arrested in recent riots and each were linked with counter-revolutionary movements," deputy judiciary head Ebrahim Raisi told a meeting in the holy city of Qom late Monday.

"They had participated in riots with the aim of creating disunity and toppling the system," he added.
Iran executed two people on Thursday on charges of seeking to topple the regime.

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