A revolutionary court has sentenced two members of the Islamic State (IS) terror militia to death for complicity in an attack on a mosque in southern Iran. Justice announced this on Saturday on its web portal Mizan. The men are said to have collaborated with IS in the October 2022 attack. According to Mizan, they are threatened with public execution.
In the same context, three other IS members were sentenced to between 5 and 25 years in prison, it said. The verdicts are not yet final, the suspect can appeal.
Nationality was not specified
The nationality of the defendants was not specified. According to the Iranian secret service, the attack was planned by an Azerbaijani and carried out by a Tajik with the help of Afghan Islamists.
The Sunni terror militia has claimed responsibility for the attack in Shiite Iran. Thirteen people were killed and dozens injured in the city of Shiraz. A suspected Tajik attacker was shot on the spot by Iranian security forces. He succumbed to his injuries a few days later.
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