Iran publicly hangs two men involved in attack on Shah Cheragh shrine in Shiraztext_fields
Tehran: Iran on Saturday carried out public executions of two men involved in a deadly attack on the Shah Cheragh shrine in Shiraz. The October 26th attack, claimed by the Sunni extremist group Daesh, resulted in the deaths of 13 people and left 30 others wounded.
The perpetrators, identified as Mohammad Ramez Rashidi and Naeem Hashem Qatali, were hanged at dawn near the shrine in the capital of Fars province.
After being convicted of various charges, including corruption on earth, armed rebellion, acting against national security, and membership in Daesh, the two men were sentenced to death in March.
The Fars chief justice, Kazem Moussavi, stated that Rashidi and Qatali played significant roles in arming, procuring, providing logistics, and guiding the main perpetrator of the attack.
In addition to the executions, three other defendants received prison sentences of five, 15, and 25 years for their involvement with Daesh. Authorities also confirmed the death of one of the attackers, Hamed Badakhshan, who succumbed to injuries sustained during his arrest.
The attack on the highly revered Shiite Muslim shrine occurred against the backdrop of widespread protests in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian Kurdish woman who died in custody.
The protests were sparked by her arrest by the morality police in Tehran for allegedly violating the country's dress code for women.
This execution marks a rare public display of punishment in Iran, where hangings are typically carried out inside prisons. Iran consistently ranks second to China in terms of annual executions, according to human rights organizations such as Amnesty International.