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Three men were hanged in Iran for murder of prosecutor

Omid Piri, Alireza Galavi Dehmarde and Iman were hanged at the same place where Musa Nuri was assassinated , who was attorney in Zabol in Sistan-Baluchistan province

Three Iranians sentenced to death for the murder of a prosecutor last November in a province bordering Afghanistan have been hanged in public this Saturday morning, the official news agency IRNA. Omid Piri, Alireza Galavi Dehmarde and Iman were hanged at the same place where Musa Nuri was assassinated, who was attorney in Zabol in Sistan-Baluchistan province. On November 6, men were stopped at the car tax, that went to court in the city, and riddled him with bullets, killing the judge and his driver.

General Ramezan Sharif, spokesman for the Revolutionary Guards, the elite forces of the regime then claimed that this murder was "related to a drug case" and said the three men did not belong to "hostile to the regime groups."

However, the Sunni extremist group Jaish ul Adl (Justice Army) claimed responsibility for the murder on their website.

The Sistan-Baluchistan province, which has a significant Sunni minority in a majority Shiite country, is often the scene of bloody armed actions carried out by Sunni extremist groups and drug traffickers.

According to the UN, over 170 people have been executed so far this year in Iran.

Under the sharia (Islamic law) in force in Iran, murder, rape, armed robbery, drug trafficking and adultery are punishable by death.

Iran, China, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United States are the countries that apply death sentences in the world.

Source: AFP

traslation: Belén Zapata