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Two Political Activists Hanged in Iran


This undated photograph shows the execution of two men in Iran by hanging .

This undated photograph shows the execution of two men in Iran by hanging .

Local media say two Iranian political activists have been hanged in Tehran.

The Tehran prosecutor's office said in a statement the two men, Jafar Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Hajaghaei, were hanged January 24 for having ties with an exiled Iranian opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen of Iran (PMOI), and for "rioting" during protests in 2009 against the disputed reelection of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

Last January, another member of the PMOI along with a monarchist dissident were executed for their involvement in the postelection protests.

compiled from agency reports
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