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Iran executions stoke protestors' fears

Iran executions stoke protestors' fears
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Iran has reportedly executed two men convicted of being enemies of God, stoking fears of a further crackdown on opposition protests.

A student news agency reports that the executed pair were found guilty of waging war against God, trying to overthrow the Islamic establishment and membership of a banned monarchist opposition group. They were hanged at dawn.

The same agency says the death sentences for nine other detainees relate to the post-election unrest and are at the appeal stage.

One of the men hanged was arrested months before the election, says a lawyer close to the case.

Protestors who claim president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s re-election was rigged are reportedly preparing for more demonstrations next month.

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