Iran Hangs Zahedan Bomber On National Television

It took Iran less than a week to hang the man who supposedly was behind the bomb blasts last week in Zahedan. The public spectacle was aired on national TV.

The Iranian News today blamed the US, Britain and, of course, the Zionist regime for being behind the the unrest in various areas of Iran including Khuzestan, Kurdestan and Azarbaijan provinces.

Iranian security men prepare Nasrollah Shanbehzahi before he is hanged in the city of Zahedan 1605km (1003 miles) south east of Tehran February 19, 2007. Shanbehzahi was convicted of involvement in a bomb attack on a Revolutionary Guards bus last week that killed 11 people in the southeast of the country, an official and state media said. (REUTERS/IRNA)

The hanging took place in front of a public gathering at the same location of the blast.
Naharnet reported:

Iran hanged in public Monday a man who had allegedly confessed to involvement in last week’s bomb attack that killed 11 elite Revolutionary Guards, televising recorded footage of the convict’s execution.

Nosrallah Shanbeh-Zehi had been found guilty by a revolutionary court of participating in Wednesday’s bombing in the restive southeastern border province of Sistan-Baluchestan, the state-run IRNA news agency reported.

In a highly unusual move, state television aired recorded footage in its lunchtime news bulletin of the execution in front of hundreds of cheering residents at the scene of the attack in the provincial capital of Zahedan.

The pictures showed the rope — attached to a crane — being placed around the man’s neck by a group of executioners, whose faces were covered by hoods.

His death drew clenched fists and shouts of joy from the crowd.

Shanbeh-Zehi had already been screened on local television a day after the bombing allegedly confessing to involvement in the blast and working with the Jundallah Sunni militant group.

Iran blamed the US and the UK for being behind the recent terror attacks in the southern Iranian region.

Surrounded by Iranian security personnel, blindfolded bomber Nasrollah Shanbe Zehi sits, before he is hanged, at the site of his attack the previous week where 11 Revolutionary Guards were killed, in the city of Zahedan, 945 miles (1570 kilometers) southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007. (AP)

The LA Times is finally carrying a story about the weapons that the Iranian regime claims are supposedly from the US and UK.
But, Charles Johnson notes that there is something strange about the grenades in the Iranian report.

Spectators watch as convicted bomber Nasrollah Shanbe Zehi, is hanged at the site of his attack where 11 Revolutionary Guards were killed, in the city of Zahedan, 945 miles (1570 kilometers) southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007. The official news agency IRNA quoted an unnamed ‘responsible official’ as saying on Friday that Zehi confessed that the attacks were part of U.S. plans to provoke ethnic and religious violence in Iran. (AP)

The Jundallah group in Iran denied that Nasrollah Shanbe Zehi had anything to do with the bomb blasts last week.- ADN Kronos
Hat Tip Renee

Previously This Month:
Reports: Armed Clashes Against Iranian Regime in Isfahan Province!
Group Takes Credit for Attacks Against Iranian Regime
Explosion in Iran Kills Busload of Al Quds Members!!
Another Bomb Blast! Police & Insurgents Clash in Iran
Iran Produces “Evidence” That US Was Behind Zahedan Blasts!

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