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Journalist is put to death

August 06, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

An Iranian journalist sentenced to death on terrorism charges has been executed in what a human rights group called a "state-sanctioned murder" carried out after a secret trial.

Yaghoob Mirnehad was executed Monday in the city of Zahedan, said judiciary spokesman Ali Reza Jamshidi.

Iran accused Mirnehad of being involved in the armed Jundallah group.

The New York-based International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said prosecutors held a secret trial and provided no evidence of Mirnehad's links with Jundallah, a Sunni group.

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