According to reports, at least sixteen Sunni Muslims were hanged this morning in Zahedan prison, south-eastern Iran.
The executions of the prisoners was in 'retaliation' to the deaths of Iranian border guards who were killed last night near Saravan, on the south-east border with Pakistan. The prisoners are not believed to be connected to the border attack.
“This morning, in retaliation for the martyrdom of border guards at the town of Saravan, we hanged 16 members of these anti-Iran groups. The judiciary will absolutely not tolerate such actions by these groups,” Mohammad Marzieh, the provincial attorney general of Sistan-Baluchestan province was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency.
Iranian media reported that the men were members of 'Jeish al-Adl'. There is no evidence the prisoners had any involvement in the killing of the guards.
We have no information at this stage about the identities of the brothers. May Allah accept them and grant them the highest in Jannah, ameen. Please keep your brothers and their families in your du'a at this difficult time.