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Iran executes prisoner linked to opposition group

TEHRAN - Iran executed a prisoner Sunday linked to the opposition group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, the official IRNA news agency reported, despite a last-minute plea from Amnesty International, which said he had not been given a fair trial.

 

The report said Gholamreza Khosravi was sentenced to death in 2010 for providing photos of the country's military facilities as well as
financial aid to the MEK, and for helping to recruit for the group.

 

IRNA said the death sentence was approved by the country's Supreme Court after an appeal by Khosravi's lawyer. It said the trial was held in a court in Tehran which deals with security-related charges, and that Khosravi's lawyer was present. The report did not detail the method of execution, but death sentences in Iran are usually carried out by hanging. (AP)