Insurgent leader hanged in Iran

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 20, 2010 06:35

The official IRNA news agency says the leader of the Iranian Jundallah insurgent group Abdulmalik Rigi has been hanged after months of interrogation and trial.

Rigi, whose Sunni insurgency in the southeast had destabilized Iran's border region with Pakistan, was captured in February as he was flying over the Persian Gulf en route from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan.

IRNA said Sunday that Rigi pleaded guilty to charges of killing dozens of Iranians in several bombing attacks. Jundallah had already claimed responsibility for bombing attacks that have killed dozens in recent years, including five senior commanders of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard last year.


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