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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 09:48

11 people executed in connection with bombing in Chabahar

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11 people were hanged in Sistan-Baluchistan today, Monday, in connection with last week’s suicide bombing in the Shiite mourning procession in Chabahar.

Sistan-Baluchistan provincial justice department announced that these individuals were “related to” and “supporters of” Jundollah and their sentences were carried out after the supreme judicial bodies approved them.

In a statement Sistan-Baluchistan provincial justice department said the executed were involved in “the terrorist operations of the past years, in killing people, bombings, importing weapons, armed robbery and kidnapping.”

They added that the provincial judiciary will not hesitate in executing the exact sentences and religious penalties set for “enemies of God and corrupt of the earth.”

Ebrahim Hamidi, Sistan-Baluchistan department head told IRNA that these individual “went through all the legal and religious procedures of receiving a fair and public trial.”

Five days ago, a suicide bombing attack in a central square of Chabahar city killed 39 people and injured 86 more. Jundollah militant group that claims to fight for the rights of Sunni Baluchi minority in the region took responsibility for the attack.

Iran immediately after announced the arrest of nine people in connection with this attack.

Iranain authorities have accused Israel, the US and Britain of supporting these terrorist acts. Islamic Republic authorities have also accused Pakistani regional authorities of harbouring these terrorists.