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Iran to execute 27 Sunni Muslims

Iran’s Supreme Court in Tehran has approved the execution of 27 Sunni Muslims, Anadolu reported rights groups saying yesterday.

The Iranian Agency of Human Rights Activists (HRANA) said that the Supreme Court approved the execution of the culprits who were arrested by the Iranian intelligence services between 2009 and 2011.

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According to HRANA, the offenders were sentenced to death over claims of taking part in armed activities and propaganda against the country.

HRANA added that the rulings of the Supreme Court in Iran is final, noting that death row inmates are being held in Rajae Shahr prison in the city of Karj, to the west of Tehran.

On 4 March, Iran executed six Sunni Kurds with Iranian IDs over claims they killed the governor of Kurdistan and contacted a Salafist group.

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