Zakir Naik to challenge British entry ban: Zakir Naik, the Indian Muslim preacher banned by the home secretary from entering the UK for his ..... Read Full
On Ventilator for 20 hrs, Anees cracks SSC board, tops school: Despite being on ventilator for most of the time - in a phenomenal display of grit and determination - Anees Faruqui cracked the SSC exams and secured ..... Read Full
Rahul Gandhi turns 40, Cong observes 'Sankalp Diwas': Congress youth icon Rahul Gandhi's 40th birthday was today observed as 'Sankalp Diwas' by .... Read Full
Gujarat reminds Bihar about interest amount on flood aid: Within hours after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned the Gujarat government's Rs five crore contribution .... Read Full
Maharashtra SSC Results: Sayyad Afsha scores 99% marks: In an impressive show of talent Sayyad Afsha Sayyad Yusuf of Pusad scored 99% .... Read Full
Hindus in Northwest Pakistan demand basic rights: The minority Hindu community in Northwest Pakistan has demanded that it should be provided the .... Read Full
National Integration: The Way Forward: National Integration Council (NIC) is the apex body deliberating on the issues pertaining to overcoming the divisive ..... Read Full
Bhopal Gas Tragedy: GoM to finalise recommendations on Monday: The Group of Ministers on Bhopal gas tragedy will finalise its report on Monday making its .... Read Full
At least 400,000 displaced by Kyrgyzstan unrest: UN: Deadly inter-ethnic clashes that erupted in Kyrgyzstan a week ago have forced at least .... Read Full
UP Madrasa Board modifies syllabus to avail opportunities: To improve what it calls as 'job prospects of Madrasa students', Uttar Pradesh Board of Madrasa Education ..... Read Full
AP Wakf Board CEO caught taking bribe: Andhra Pradesh (AP) Wakf Board CEO, B.S. Farooq Ahmed is caught by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday while taking bribe in cash as partial ..... Read Full
Mr. Minister! Jamia is our offspring: On this last Sunday of May ,2010, I am holding in my hands the English daily Hindustan Times which l am addicted to .... Read Full
Iran hangs 'armed Iranian Sunni Muslim group' leader
Sunday, June 20, 2010 12:09:44 PM, Agencies
Tehran: The leader of Jundallah, the 'armed Iranian Sunni Muslim group', has been hanged, the official IRNA news agency reported.
"After the decision of the Tehran revolutionary tribunal, Abdolmalek Rigi was hanged on Sunday morning," 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."
IRNA said Rigi had been sentenced to be executed in the presence of families of some of the victims of his group's violent attacks in Iran's southeast.
The court statement said Jundallah (Soldiers of God) was responsible for the killing of 154 security personnel and civilians since 2003.
"[Rigi] collaborated and ordered 15 armed abductions, confessed to three murders, ordered the murders of tens of citizens, police and military personnel through bombings and armed actions," the statement read.
Rigi was arrested in February by Iranian intelligence agents when an aircraft he was on en route from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan was forced to land in Tehran.
"Iranian authorities [say] that an order has been issued, a kind of a pardon, to all the members of Jundallah who put down their weapons and come ask for forgiveness," he said.
"We hear that more than 200 members of Jundallah have already done that after Abdolmalek was arrested.
"[The members] were his true followers and did whatever he wanted them to do. Now that he's gone they may have a lot of doubt in continuing his path."
Rigi's younger brother Abdulhamid was executed last month.
Iran has repeatedly said that Jundallah is backed by the United States.
The US has dismissed these claims as propaganda.
Comment on this article
Ummid.com is part of Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and condition mentioned.