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Iran Executes Brother Of Sunni Rebel Leader


Abdolhamid Rigi

Abdolhamid Rigi

Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that the Iranian government has executed a brother of the jailed leader of "Jundollah," a Sunni Muslim rebel group.

The report says Abdolhamid Rigi, convicted of being a member of Jundollah, was hanged in a prison on May 24 in the southeastern city of Zahedan.

Iran detained Jundollah leader Abdolmalek Rigi in February, accusing his group of being behind a bombing that killed dozens of people last year.

Iranian officials say the group has links to Al-Qaeda and support from Pakistan, Britain, and the United States.

compiled from agency reports
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