The leader of Jundallah, the armed Iranian Sunni Muslim group, has been hanged, the official IRNA news agency reported.

“After the decision of the Tehran revolutionary tribunal, Abdolmalek Rigi was hanged on Sunday morning,” IRNA said.

It quoted a court statement as saying: “The head of the armed counter-revolutionary group in the east of the country … was responsible for armed robbery, assassination attempts, armed attacks on the army and police and on ordinary people, and murder.”

IRNA said Rigi had been sentenced to be executed in the presence of families of some of the victims of his group’s violent attacks in Iran’s southeast.

The court statement said Jundallah (Soldiers of God) was responsible for the killing of 154 security personnel and civilians since 2003.

“[Rigi] collaborated and ordered 15 armed abductions, confessed to three murders, ordered the murders of tens of citizens, police and military personnel through bombings and armed actions,” the statement read.

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