Iran hangs Swede and Iranian convicted in attack that killed 25


DUBAI — Iran on Saturday executed Swedish and Iranian dissidents convicted of leading an Arab separatist group accused of attacks including an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people in 2018. , the Iranian judiciary said.

Sweden’s foreign ministry said it had summoned Iran’s deputy ambassador to protest the execution of Habib Farajora Chaab.

Chaab had been sentenced to death for being “corrupt on earth”, sentenced to death under Iran’s strict Islamic law.

Iran has been charged with planning and carrying out “a number of bombing and terrorist operations” in 2022, leading the Arab struggle for the liberation of Ahwaz seeking another state in the oil-rich Khuzestan province of southwestern Iran. put him on trial.

In a statement announcing the executions, the judiciary accused security agencies in Sweden, Israel and regional countries for aiding Chaab and his group, who said they had killed or injured 450 Iranians over the years. condemned.

Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Birstrom said he was “disheartened” by Mr Cherb’s execution and that Sweden had begged Iran not to carry it out.

“The death penalty is an inhuman and irreversible punishment and Sweden, together with other EU countries, condemns its application under all circumstances,” he said.

Iran said in 2020 that security forces detained Chaab in neighboring Turkey and took him to Tehran, but did not provide details of his capture.

Sweden has expressed concern over the Chaab case, and its ties to Iran have been linked to a Swedish court’s sentence of a former Iranian official to life in prison for his involvement in the mass execution of political prisoners in the Islamic Republic in 1988. But it was getting worse.

Iran has strained relations with ethnic minorities, including Arabs, Kurds, Azerbaijanis and Baluchis, and has accused its neighbors of allies.

Arabs and other minorities have long complained of facing discrimination in Iran, a claim Tehran denies.