Avrättningarna i Iran är många, nu beskyller man IS

In this June 7 2017 photo, police patrol outside Iran's parliament building after the attack
In this June 7 2017 photo, police patrol outside Iran’s parliament building after the attack CREDIT: AP PHOTO/EBRAHIM NOROOZI, FILE

Iran executed eight men convicted over the 2017 Isil attack on parliament and the shrine of the Islamic Republic’s founding ayatollah, the bloodiest terror attack to strike Tehran in decades, authorities said Saturday.

The June 7, 2017 attack has so far been the only assault by the Sunni extremists inside of Shia Iran, which has been deeply involved in the wars in Iraq and Syria where the militants once held vast territory.

The June 2017 attack killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50.

It saw gunmen carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles and explosives storm the parliament complex where a legislative session had been in progress, starting an hours-long siege.

Meanwhile, gunmen and suicide bombers also struck outside Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum on Tehran’s southern outskirts.

Khomeini led the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the Western-backed shah to become Iran’s first supreme leader until his death in 1989.


A man hands a child to a security guard from Iran's parliament building
A man hands a child to a security guard from Iran’s parliament building CREDIT: OMID VAHABZADEH/FARS NEWS AGENCY VIA AP, FILE

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has since have been beaten back by Iranian-aided Shia militias in Iraq, as well as by a US-led coalition operating in both countries, though Iran has made other arrests involving the group in the time since.

The judiciary’s official Mizan news agency announced the executions Saturday morning, but did not say when or where they took place.

The head of Tehran’s Justice Department, Gholamhossein Esmaili, told Iranian state television that authorities conducted the executions days earlier but chose not to immediately announce them, likely as a security measure.

Executions in Iran are carried out by hanging.

Mizan noted in its report that the executions came after the eight men had been tried and convicted in a trial that included both eyewitness testimony and video footage showing their involvement by providing the attackers support in the days leading up to the assault.

”These eight worked directly… in martyring and wounding a number of innocent compatriots,” Mizan said.

The news agencies on Saturday named those executed as Soleiman Mozafari, Esmail Sufi, Rahman Behrouz, Majed Mortezai, Sirous Azizi, Ayoub Esmaili, Khosro Ramezani and Osman Behrouz.

Over a dozen others remain on trial over the attack.


Om Peter

Benjamin Netanyahu: "We've seen this before. There was a master race. Now there's a master faith." - "Islam is as dangerous in a man as rabies in a dog." Sir Winston Churchill
Det här inlägget postades i Iran. Bokmärk permalänken.


Fyll i dina uppgifter nedan eller klicka på en ikon för att logga in:

WordPress.com Logo

Du kommenterar med ditt WordPress.com-konto. Logga ut /  Ändra )


Du kommenterar med ditt Google+-konto. Logga ut /  Ändra )


Du kommenterar med ditt Twitter-konto. Logga ut /  Ändra )


Du kommenterar med ditt Facebook-konto. Logga ut /  Ändra )

Ansluter till %s