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8 Daesh terrorists executed over 2017 Iran attacks

Iran’s media say eight members of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group who were involved in deadly attacks on the premises of the Parliament and the Mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in capital Tehran last year have been executed. 

The death sentences, that had been issued by Branch 15 of Tehran’s Islamic Revolution Tribunal back in May, had been sent for implementation to the Prosecutor’s Office, Moussa Qazanfarabadi, the head of the capital’s Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal, had said on Friday.

Qazanfarabadi had added that the terrorists had been convicted of “participating in crimes punishable by death”. The sentences would be implemented after the Judiciary chief grants the necessary permission, the official had noted.

In June 2017, the Daesh Takfiri terror group carried out simultaneous attacks on Iran’s Parliament and the Mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. A total of 22 people – 17 civilians and 5 assailants – were killed during the attacks.

Iran terror attacks: Death toll rises to 17

Assailants armed with guns and explosives stage simultaneous attacks on Iran’s parliament and Imam Khomeini’s Mausoleum.

The eight convicts sentenced to death are among a total of 26 people who were arrested in the aftermath of the attacks mainly in operations along the borders with Iraq and Turkey.

They have appealed their sentences to the Supreme Court, which has upheld their sentences.

The cases of the remaining 18 Daesh members who were involved in last year’s attacks in Tehran are still under legal investigation.

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