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Iran court sentences two to death for robbery

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Two convicted robbers has been sentenced to death by an Iranian court has after finding them guilty of the capital offence of “enmity against God”, the judiciary said on Wednesday.

According to AFP, a third defendant was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his part in the April 8 robbery on a north Tehran highway, the judiciary’s Mizan Online website said.

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“Branch 28 of Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced two of the defendants in the case to death on the charge of Moharebeh (enmity against God) through using cold weapons in order to take people’s property and create insecurity,” Mizan said.

All three convicts can appeal to Iran’s Supreme Court.

Iran executes more people a year than any other nation except China, according to human rights groups including Amnesty International.

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Norway-based Iran Human Rights said at least 249 people, including 10 women, were executed in Iran in the first six months of 2024.

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