Iran hanged Abdulmalek Rigi


Shaheed Abdulmalek Rigi

Leader of Iran’s militant group Jundallah hanged

TEHRAN: Abdolmalek Rigi, head of the Sunni rebel group Jundallah who waged a deadly insurgency in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, was hanged early Sunday, state news agency IRNA reported.

“After the decision of the Tehran revolutionary tribunal, Abdolmalek Rigi was hanged on Sunday morning in Evin prison,” IRNA said.

It quoted a court statement as saying: “The head of the armed counter-revolutionary group in the east of the country … was responsible for armed robbery, assassination attempts, armed attacks on the army and police and on ordinary people, and murder.” Rigi was captured in February while on a flight. He led a shadowy Sunni militant group called Jundallah (Soldiers of God) that had waged a deadly insurgency in southeastern Iran killing civilians as well as military officials.
Source: DAWN.COM


Iran hangs top Sunni rebel Rigi: Report

TEHRAN (Agencies) – Abdolmalek Rigi, head of the Sunni rebel group Jundollah who waged a deadly insurgency in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, was hanged early Sunday, state news agency IRNA reported.

“After the decision of the Tehran revolutionary tribunal, Abdolmalek Rigi was hanged on Sunday morning in Evin prison,” IRNA said.
Source: Al-Arabiya


Iran executes leader of Sunni rebel group

By Parisa Hafezi
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran hanged the convicted leader of a Sunni Muslim rebel group on Sunday for his involvement in attacks in the Islamic state, state television reported.

Predominantly Shi’ite Muslim Iran arrested Abdolmalek Rigi in February, four months after his Jundollah (God’s soldiers) group claimed a bombing which killed dozens of people, including senior officers of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards.

“Abdolmalek Rigi was hanged at dawn today…he was convicted for many crimes like being behind many deadly attacks…and killing dozens of innocent people,” state television said.
Source: Reuters


Sunni insurgent leader hanged at Evin prison

AFP – Abdolmalek Rigi, head of the Sunni rebel group Jundallah who waged a deadly insurgency in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, was hanged early Sunday, state news agency IRNA reported.

“After the decision of the Tehran revolutionary tribunal, Abdolmalek Rigi was hanged on Sunday morning in Evin prison,” IRNA said.

It quoted a court statement as saying: “The head of the armed counter-revolutionary group in the east of the country … was responsible for armed robbery, assassination attempts, armed attacks on the army and police and on ordinary people, and murder.”
Source: France 24/7

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