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Iran hangs 2 for `waging war against God`: Report

The two were found guilty of drug trafficking, armed robbery and abduction.

Tehran: Iran on Sunday hanged two men convicted of "waging war against God" after they were found guilty of drug trafficking, armed robbery and abduction, a report said.

The two Amanollah Pourian and Younes Rahmani were hanged in the southeastern city of Zahedan, Fars news agency reported quoting a local judiciary statement.

The report said the two were found guilty of "Moharebeh" (waging war against God), a crime punishable by death under Iran`s sharia law, as they were charged with selling opium, armed robbery, abduction and criss-crossing the Iranian border illegally, the report added.
The latest hangings bring to at least 84 the number of people executed in Iran so far this year, according to a count based on media reports. Last year, at least 270 people were hanged.

Murder, rape, armed robbery, drug trafficking and adultery are all punishable by death in Iran.


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