Iran executes 20 ‘terrorists’ in a day

Tehran—Iran has executed a group of 20 “terrorist” prisoners for committing several murders and undermining national security, state media reported on Thursday.
“These people had committed murder… killed women and children, caused destructions and acted against the security and killed religious leaders in some Kurdish regions,” IRIB television quoted Prosecutor General Mohammad Javad Montazeri as saying.
He said all the executions — carried out by hanging — happened on Tuesday.
Iran’s intelligence ministry on Wednesday had issued a statement detailing 24 armed attacks between 2009 and 2011, including bombings and robberies, apparently by a single group.
The “Tawhid and Jihad” extremist outfit were responsible for the deaths of 21 people in three western provinces in that time span, the ministry said. “102 members and followers of the Tawhid and Jihad terrorist group were identified… some of whom were killed in armed clashes with police forces and some were arrested.—AFP

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