Iran: Kurdish activist executed for acting against national security

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November 11, 2009 11:50

 
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A Kurdish activist was executed Wednesday morning, after being convicted of carrying weapons and acting against the nation's security, according to Iran's semi-official Fars news agency. Local judiciary official, Ali Akbar Garoosi, was quoted as saying that Ehsan Fatahian was put to death in Sanandaj prison in western Iran. The activist admitted to being a member of the armed Kurdish opposition group Komoleh, which has waged a low level insurgency in Iran's Kurdish regions along the border with Iraq for decades. The International Campaign for Human Rights had earlier appealed to Iran's judiciary to halt Fatahian's execution.

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