Iran hangs 2 convicted opposition members
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has hanged two members of the opposition People's Mujahedeen convicted over the 2009 post-election turmoil.
The official IRNA news agency says Jafar Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Hajaghaei were executed Monday after an appeals court upheld their death sentences.
It says they filmed and distributed footage of massive anti-government protests that swept Iran after the disputed presidential election in June 2009. The opposition contends Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won through ballot fraud.
The two men were also accused of visiting the group's base in neighboring Iraq for training.
The opposition says more than 80 demonstrators were killed in the post-election unrest. The government puts the deaths at 30, accusing the opposition of seeking to topple the ruling system.