Man hanged in Iranís restive south-east    Sun. 4 Sep 2005


Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Sep. 04 Ė An Iranian man was hanged in the town of Iranshahr, in Iranís south-eastern Baluchistan Province, a semi-official daily reported on Sunday.

The man, identified as Houshang Bameri, was hanged at
9 am Saturday morning, the hard-line Jomhouri Islami wrote. He was accused of killing two para-military security agents.

Baluchistan Province, home to Iranís minority Baluchis, has witnessed a string of clashes between government troops and insurgents in recent months. Baluchis, unlike Iranís Shiite clerical rulers, adhere to the Sunni branch of Islam.