Iran judiciary issues death sentences for 3 and life for 4 others
A court in the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz sentenced 3 local political activists to death, and life behind bars for 4 others. The identities of the three men sentenced to death, all from one family, are Gheis and Ahmad Abidawi (brothers), and their cousin, Sajjad Abidawi. Mohammad Halafi and Mehdi Siahi have both been sentenced to 35 years behind bars, and Mehdi Moarebi and Ali Abidawi are each sentenced to 25 years in jail. Ahvaz intelligence ministry has accused these activists of murdering a Revolutionary Guards member that occurred 5 years ago, human rights organizations said. Prior to this state news agencies cited the Khuzistan public prosecutor saying these rulings will be carried out in public.