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Iran executes brother of Sunni rebel leader

May 24, 2010

By RAMIN MOSTAFAVI

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran on Monday executed a brother of the detained leader of a Sunni Muslim rebel group behind the deadliest bomb attack in the Islamic Republic in years, official media reported.

Abdolhamid Rigi, a convicted member of Jundollah (God’s Soldiers), was hanged in a prison in the southeastern city of Zahedan, after his execution was postponed last July and again in December in order to get more information from him.

Predominantly Shi’ite Muslim Iran seized his brother, Jundollah leader Abdolmalek Rigi, in February — four months after the group claimed a bombing which killed dozens of people, including senior officers of the elite Revolutionary Guards.

Iranian officials say Jundollah has links to Sunni Islamist al Qaeda and support from Pakistan, Britain and the United States. London, Washington and Islamabad deny backing it.

Many minority Sunnis live in Sistan-Baluchestan, an impoverished area in southeast Iran, near Pakistan and Afghanistan, where there has been an increase in recent years in bombings and clashes between security forces, ethnic Baluch Sunni insurgents and drug traffickers.

Iranian officials say security and economic activity have improved in the region since the Jundollah leader’s arrest.

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عبدالحميد ريگي اعدام شد

دوشنبه 03 خرداد 1389 ساعت 05:41 |

خبرگزاری هرانا – ابراهیم حمیدی، رئيس كل دادگستري سيستان و بلوچستان گفت: به موجب حكم صادره از سوي دادگاه انقلاب اسلامي زاهدان ، عبدالحميد ريگي، برادر عبدالمالك ریگی، رهبر گروه جندالله، در زاهدان به دار آويخته شد.

ابراهيم حميدي، اظهار داشت: عبدالحميد ريگي به اتهام “محاربه” و “افساد في الارض” از طريق عضويت، ‌هواداري و تلاش موثر در شاخه ی نظامي گروه جندالله به اعدام محكوم شده بود.

به گزارش فارس، حكم صادره برای عبدالحمیدریگی پس از تاييد توسط مراجع عالي قضائي صبحگاه امروز، دوشنبه مورخ 3/3/89 در محوطه ی زندان زاهدان به اجرا درآمد.

گفتنی است رهبر گروه جندالله، عبدالمالک ریگی نیز در زندان و در انتظار محاکمه می باشد.

Source: HRANA
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