Tehran, Iran, Sep. 17 – An Iranian man was
hanged in public in the volatile town of Ahwaz, southwest Iran,
on Saturday morning, Iran
state-run news agency reported.
Jassem H., also known by his nickname Abbass Khosreji, was accused
of being “Mohareb”, or waging war on
In the past, Iran’s
judiciary has executed political opponents of the Islamic Republic on the
charge of being a Mohareb.
Ahwaz, provincial capital of Khuzistan,
is home to Iran’s
ethnic Arab population and has been a hotbed of anti-government
demonstrations. Throughout the months of April and July, the city was the
scene of large-scale clashes between people and government forces.
Separately, on Friday, a young man identified only as Mohammad-Reza F. was
hanged in a penitentiary centre in the city of Yazd, central Iran.