Two men executed Thursday were
convicted of involvement in an armed group aiming to topple 's clerical
leadership, according to Teheran's top prosecutor.
State television earlier linked the
executions to the unrest following June's disputed presidential election,
saying they were among those convicted of involvement in rioting.
But prosecutor Abbas Jafari
Dowlatabadi made no mention of the protests in a later statement to state TV,
saying the two were members of a monarchical group and plotted assassinations
of officials and bomb attacks.
The lawyer of one of the executed
men said her client was arrested in April, before the election.
Dowlatabadi also said five other
people have been sentenced to death for opposition protests.