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Two Men Executed Over Blasphemy In Iran

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After being found guilty on the charges of blasphemy in Iran, two men have been executed according to an announcement on Monday by the Iranian judiciary.

Iranian judiciary hanged two men for blasphemy
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According to the Iranian state news agency IRNA, the two men, Yousef Mehrdad and Sadrollah Fazeli Zare were hanged early on Monday morning.

Messrs Mehrdad and Fazeli Zare were accused of spreading blasphemous insults against Islam and the prophet in chat groups, among other allegations.

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Likewise, Iranian prosecutors also accused the men of having contact with anti-religious networks.

The judiciary’s Mizan news agency also said that a video of a Koran being burned was found on Mr Mehrdad’s cellphone.

Human rights activists have for years criticised the frequent use of the death penalty in Iran.

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Executions for the charge of blasphemy, however, were extremely rare in the country ruled by Shia clerics.

Iran has already executed 199 prisoners this year, according to a report several days ago by the Norway-based Kurdish human rights organisation Hengaw.

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