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Iran: 4 death sentences to be carried out

Iran: 4 death sentences to be carried out NCRI – Death sentences for two teenagers were approved by the State Supreme Court on Monday according to state-run news agency IRNA.

The head of Tehran’s punitive court, Naser Saraj, was quoted telling reporters that the two were both 18 years of age and their death sentences were approved for alleged sexual assault. They were identified only as "E. N." and "E. K."

The same news agency also reported on Tuesday that two men are going to be hanged in Shiraz, provincial capital of Fars, central Iran, on Wednesday. Death sentences for "Ayat Kh." and "Mehdi A." were endorsed by the State Supreme Court, said the Revolutionary Prosecutor of Fars province.

In the meantime it was reported by IRNA on Tuesday that seven people were sentenced in connection with January bombings in Ahwaz, provincial capital of Khuzistan, southwestern Iran.

The seven were charged by the clerical regime for "murder, war against God and being corrupt on earth," which are normally punishable by death in Iran.

The regime’s officials had put the blame for the bombings on Britain which has been denied by London.

Khuzistan province, in particular Ahwaz, were the scenes of widespread riots last summer which left hundreds killed or wounded and many more arrested by suppressive forces. A number of those arrested have already been hanged in public in the past few months in a bid to impose a reign of terror to avoid further unrest.