Middle East News
Iran hangs two protestors, sentences nine to death
Jan 28, 2010, 6:52 GMT
Tehran - Two Iranian opposition protestors were hanged on Thursday in Iran and nine more were sentenced to death, the ISNA news agency reported.
The 11 had been arrested during protest rallies against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on December 27. Iran's opposition movement accuses the government having manipulated the June presidential polls which led to Ahmadinejad's re-election.
According to a statement by the Revolutionary Court, the two people who were hanged and the nine facing the death penalty were members of monarchist groups and the People's Mujaheddin, a group Iran designates as a terrorist organization.
They had been charged with plans to topple the Iran's Islamic establishment.