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Five Post-Election Eetainees Sentenced To Death By Iran Judiciary

Report Source: Radio Zamaneh

A protestor in Tehran, June 2009

Iranian judiciary has issued the death sentence for five of the post-election detainees. The court announced that the accused were charged with membership in "anti-revolutionary, terrorist and adversary groups." The names of these convicts are not announced until the sentences are finalized.

The judiciary announcement also indicates that 89 of the post-election detainees have been tried for charges of "activities against national security," "propaganda against the Islamic Republic" and "disturbing public order and peace."

"Burning and destroying public property," "collaborating in assault of people and government officials" and "armed combat" are also listed as charges of some of the detainees.

The announcement also claims that the sentences may be appealed.

Tehran - June 15, 2009
Millions of people have rallied in Tehran and other cities in Iran to protest the outcome of the presidential elections and what people believe has been a coup by the ruling establishment.

To date five mass trials were held for the post-election detainees that were mostly broadcast on national television. Several Shiite clerics, political parties and human rights groups spoke out against the unfair procedures of these trials.

In the past weeks, political prisoners have been tried individually behind closed doors.

In the protests to the alleged fraudulent re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, over four thousand people were arrested. The judiciary claims 400 of these detainees are still in custody.

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