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 Execution in January & February 2010


Islamic Republic (Iran) executes two men for rape

Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:55am EST

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran, criticized by rights groups for its policy of executing some criminals, hanged two men on Saturday for rape, a local news agency reported

"The two accused were hanged today at Evin prison with blue ropes around their necks so as to serve as a lesson for all aggressors," the semi-official Fars agency quoted the head of Tehran criminal affairs court Fakhreddin Jafarzadeh as saying.

Fars said the rape was committed last year.

Murder, adultery, rape, armed robbery, drug trafficking and apostasy -- the renouncing of religion, -- are all punishable by death under sharia, Islamic law.

Rights groups say Iran has one of the highest execution rates in the world. New York-based Human Rights Watch said last week Iran should issue a moratorium on capital punishment.

Thursday Iran hanged two men convicted of "moharebeh" (waging war against God) in the wake of unrest that erupted after last year's disputed presidential re-election of hard-liner President Mahmoud Ahmadeinejad.

Courtesy of the Respected site

Islamic Republic (Iran) 'executes two over post-election unrest'

last updated at 10:59 GMT, Thursday, 28 January 2010

(Islamic Republic of) Iran has executed two men arrested during the period of widespread unrest that erupted after June's disputed presidential election, reports say.

They had been convicted of being "enemies of God", members of armed groups and trying to topple the Islamic establishment, Isna news agency said.

The executions are believed to be the first related to last year's protests.

Millions demanded a re-run of June's poll at the largest demonstrations in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Opposition groups said it had been rigged to ensure the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a charge the government denied.

At least 30 protesters have been killed in clashes since the elections, although the opposition says more than 70 have died. Thousands have been detained and some 200 activists remain behind bars.

Last month, eight people were killed in clashes at demonstrations on Ashura, one of the holiest days in the Shia Muslim calendar.

"Following the riots and anti-revolutionary measures in recent months, particularly on the day of Ashura, a Tehran Islamic Revolutionary Court branch considered the cases of a number of accused and handed down death sentences against 11 of those," Isna said, quoting a statement from the Tehran prosecutor's office.

"The sentences against two of these people... were carried out today at dawn and the accused were hanged," the semi-official agency said, adding the sentences had been confirmed by an appeal court.

It named them as Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour.

"The sentences for the other nine of the accused in recent months' riots are at the appeal stage... upon confirmation, measures will be undertaken to implement the sentences," Isna added.

'Show trial'

There has been no independent confirmation of the executions or the names, but opposition groups had previously said Mr Ali-Zamani was sentenced to death in October.

He and one other person were believed to have been convicted for ties with the Kingdom Assembly of Iran (Anjoman-e Padeshahi-e Iran), a banned monarchist group.

Mohammad Ali-Zamani is reportedly one of those hanged

At his trial in August, prosecutors accused Mr Ali-Zamani of plotting political assassinations with US military officials in Iraq before returning to Iran "aiming at causing disruption during and after the election". He is said to have admitted his guilt in court.

The Kingdom Assembly of Iran confirmed it had worked with Mr Ali-Zamani, but dismissed the allegations and insisted he had been forced to confess. The group said he had played no role in the post-election protests and had merely passed on news to its radio station.

Human rights activists also noted the indictment stated that Mr Ali-Zamani had been arrested before engaging in any actions relating to the protests.

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer for Mr Rahmanipour, also denied he had played any role in the unrest and dismissed his "show trial" in July.

"He was arrested in Farvardin [the Iranian month covering March-April] - before the election - and charged with co-operation with the Kingdom Assembly," she told the AFP news agency.

Ms Sotoudeh said her client had been 19 when he was arrested, and that many of the charges related to the time when he was a minor.

"He confessed because of threats against his family," she said, adding that his family had not known the appeal had failed.

In 2008, the Iranian authorities blamed the Kingdom Assembly of Iran for an explosion at mosque in the south-western city of Shiraz which killed 12 people and wounded more than 200.

Correspondents say the executions may further increase tension in Iran ahead of possible new anti-government protests next month.

Messages have been circulating on the internet about demonstrations on 11 February, the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

On Wednesday, Iran's state media reported that two German diplomats had been detained and accused of playing a role in last month's anti-government protests.

A deputy interior minister was quoted as saying they were detained on 27 December, the day after the demonstrations. He also said a close aide to the opposition leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi, was being held for alleged contacts with German intelligence agents.

Germany's foreign ministry said it had no knowledge of the detentions and categorically rejected the accusations.

19 Dec: Influential dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Ali Montazeri dies aged 87
21 Dec: Tens of thousands attend his funeral in Qom; reports of clashes between opposition supporters and security forces
22 Dec: Further confrontations reported in Qom
23 Dec: More clashes reported in city of Isfahan as memorial is held
24 Dec: Iran reportedly bans further memorial services for Montazeri except in his birthplace and Qom
26 Dec: Clashes reported in central and northern Tehran
27 Dec: At least eight dead following anti-government protests in Tehran; 300 reported arrested

Courtesy of respected site

irishtimes.com - Last Updated: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 14:40 EST

Islamic Republic (Iran) executes opposition activists

Iran executed two people today who were sentenced to death in trials that followed the disputed presidential election last year which caused bloody opposition protests, Iranian media said.

It was the first report of executions of detainees put in the dock in connection with the vote unrest and may further increase tension in the Islamic Republic ahead of possible new anti-government demonstrations next month.

Internet messages have circulated about new opposition rallies on February 11th, when Iran marks the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution. Iran's hardline authorities have made clear they will not tolerate what they call "riots".

The two who were hanged were among a group of 11 people sentenced to death on charges including waging war against God, trying to overthrow the Islamic establishment and being members of armed groups, the ISNA news agency said.

Other Iranian media also carried reports on the executions.

"Two of the rioters and anti-revolutionary elements were hanged on Thursday," state television said.

The lawyer of one of those executed said 19-year-old Arash Rahmanipour was detained before the June poll. She described the charges as "political" and the verdict as "illegal and unjust".

"An execution with this speed and rush has only one explanation ... the government is trying to prevent the expansion of the current (opposition) movement through the spread of fear and intimidation," lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh said.

"He was never granted the right to defend himself freely and I could not defend him (adequately)," she said.

Tehran chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said the two were members of a pro-monarchy and anti-revolutionary group who had planned to plant bombs and assassinate officials.

"The were arrested by the intelligence forces. They were tried in a court in the presence of their lawyers ... and confessed to the charges against them," he told state television, without specifying when they were detained.

Curtesy of the respected site

Voice of America- Last Updated: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 14:40 EST

دو ناراضی در جمهوری اسلامی( ایران) اعدام شدند

رسانه های دولتی گزارش می دهند محمد رضا علی زمانی و آرش رحمانپور بامداد پنجشنبه اعدام شدند. از زمان نا آرامی های پس از انتخاب دوباره محمود احمدی نژاد، این نخستین بار است که گزارشی از اعدام ناراضیان منتشر می شود.

Arash Rahmanpoor 19
عباس جعفری، دولت آبادی دادستان تهران، می گوید دو مرد به طرح ریزی برای ترور افراد و بمب گذاری و عضویت در انجمن پادشاهی ایران اعتراف کردند. جمهوری اسلامی این گروه را مسئول بمب گذاری در مسجدی در شیراز در سال ۲۰۰۸ که ۱۳ تن را کشت می داند.

دولت آبادی به درگیری دو ناراضی در اعتراض علیه نتایج انتخابات اشاره نکرد. اما، برخی از خبرگزاری های ایران اعدام ها را بخشی از سرکوب اعتراضات پس از انتخابات تصور کردند.

نسرین ستوده، وکیل رحمانپور، به صدای آمریکا گفت او در آوریل گذشته، پیش از برگزاری انتخابات دستگیر شد. ستوده همچنین از اعدام رحمانپور به عنوان عملی غیر قانونی و ناعادلانه انتقاد کرد و گفت او مجبور شد اعتراف کند. ستوده همچنین می گوید او اجازه نیافت به اندازه کافی از موکلش دفاع کند.

فعالان مخالف در ایران محمود احمدی نژاد را به تقلب در انتخابات متهم می کنند.

سال پیش، عفو بین الملل گزارشی منتشر کرد که در آن گفته می شد ایران از نظر تعداد اعدامها پس از چین رتبه دوم را در جهان دارد.