IRAN. FOUR HANGED FOR TERRORISM, MURDER
April 14, 2008: Iran has hanged four men, media reports said.
On April 13, two members of a Sunni militant group were executed in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.
The two men, identified by only their initials A.M. and M.S., were hanged for the capital offence of being "moharebeh" (an enemy of God), Kayhan newspaper reported.
The local revolutionary court found them to be members the "terrorist group" Jundallah, and they were hanged in prison in the provincial capital of Zahedan.
Jundallah has been behind a string of attacks in the province in recent years and is led by Abdolmalek Rigi, a shadowy young Sunni militant.
On April 12, two men convicted of abduction and murder were hanged in a prison in the northern Iranian city of Sari, the official IRNA new agency reported. The men, identified only as H.H. and R.Sh., were hanged for kidnapping the owner of an industrial workshop and killing him with 10 shots to the head.
The abductors had demanded a 500-million-rial ($54,000) ransom, IRNA said. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 13/04/2008)