Iran Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentences for Daesh Members

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld death sentence rulings for eight members of the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group that followed their conviction on charges of having a role in June 2017 terrorist attacks in Tehran, a judge said Monday.

Iran Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentences for Daesh Members

Speaking to Tasnim, head of Tehran Revolutionary Court, Mousa Ghazanfarabadi, said the death sentence rulings have been upheld by the Supreme Court.

He added that the Supreme Court has ruled that capital punishment is commensurate with their conviction for “aiding and abetting” violent action against the Establishment.

On June 7, 2017, Daesh terrorists launched simultaneous attacks on Iran’s Parliament building in downtown Tehran and on the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini.

The attacks left 17 people dead and more than 40 others wounded.

All of the five gunmen directly involved in the attacks were killed by the security forces.

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