Iran executed by hanging Mohammad Reza Ali Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour, accused of involvement in an armed anti-government group, as the public prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi announced that death sentences have been issued against opposition activists involved in protests over June’s disputed presidential election. The new verdicts brings to nine, the number sentenced to death over the protests. The two were hanged at dawn on Thursday.
Over 100 dissidents were placed on trial after the disputed election in June 2009.
TIMESONLINE Iran hangs alleged dissidents to warn opposition